Monday, April 22, 2013

ROY G BIV Measurement

It's sweet when art and math collide.  If you consistently read my blog, you've noticed a plethora of measurement posts of late.  That's because we've been in the midst of measuring.  Over a week ago we put our measurement skills to the test when we used them to create these 3D rainbows.



I found the rainbows on Pinterest, but the link didn't lead me to any directions.  Here's how I made them.  Each child got 12" strips of paper in each color of the rainbow.  We then measured and cut them to match these numbers.

 


Talk about lots of practice measuring!  I also got to talk about the idea of ROY G BIV, which helped each child put their strips in the right order.  After they got their strips ordered and the ends all lined up, I came around stapled the lined up end for them.  That left the other ends nowhere near lined up, but there's always one in the crowd who can figure out how to pull them all together and line them up anyway.  Once I got that person's second set of ends stapled, they became available to help those who just didn't get it.  In the end, they are colorful representations of how much these kids have learned about measurement!


If you're wondering what the writing on the strips is all about, we labeled each one. 
r = 12 in.
o = 11 in.
and so on


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14 comments:

  1. Your measurement rainbows look great! The students must be experts at measuring by now. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, they're certainly getting there!

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  2. What a really great idea! They turned out so cool!
    :)Kim

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    1. Kim, thank you much. The kids enjoyed making them.

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    1. Barb, you're very welcome! Glad you like it. :)

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  4. Great idea! What a fun way to work on measurement. Thanks for sharing!

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    1. Tara, thank you for coming by. It was a lot of fun!

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  5. I like those rainbows! We are focusing on measurement this year. Great idea!
    LiteracyMinute

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    1. Sandi, thank you! Focusing on one thing is a smart tactic. :)

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  6. Very cool! We are working on measurement right now, we may just have to try this!
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

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    1. Tamra and Sarah, I think you should! Thanks for coming by.

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