I'm teaming up with some of my fav 2nd grade bloggers to bring you a Second Grade Product Swap and Blog Hop!
I was paired up with the lovely Angela from Hippo Hooray for Second Grade! She has such an adorable blog and the best ideas!
These past couple of weeks, my kids and I have been digging into the common core measurement standards:
2.MD.1: Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
So when I saw Angela's Leap Frog Learners activity, I knew it would be perfect for my class!
I put the kids in groups of 4 and they each got a little badge: jumper, marker, measurer, and judge. The kids wore the badge (with a little bit of blue painter's tape), then they got to work.
After doing one round of leaps, the kids rotated badges and did it again.
After everyone had jumped and measured, we got down to data collection and analysis. We listed everyone's jumps and found that 3 people had all jumped 35 inches. We made a line plot graph with the data.
We then answered some questions about the data. What was the highest data point? What was the lowest? This was great data analysis and many kids made connections to the Scientific Method when we analyze data in science experiments.
The last page is to take a set of data points and make their own line plot and analysis. This was a great assessment to see who got the lesson!
Our next math unit is the graphing standards from Measurement and Data, so this was the PERFECT segue from measurement to data for us! Thanks for a fantastic lesson, Angela!
Make sure to head on over to Hippo Hooray for Second Grade to see how Angela used my Mighty Magnets unit with her class!