When I started the wor(ld) problem project at Town School for Boys I didn't really plan on how fun it would be to have the boys learn about places in the US. But I have to admit, learning about Rhode Island (a state that I grew up 30 minutes from the border of) and through the eyes of 5th graders and in the greater context of statistics and math has been a lot of fun. Today, during our "I wonder, I learned, and I connect with activity" we discovered this fun site that compared our two home states. Check out their problems here:)
What else do we wonder?
- How much of the coast line of Rhode Island is accessible for swimming?
- How deep are the bays?
- What is the weather like in Rhode Island?
- How many islands in Rhode Island?
- How many "Alcatraz" size Islands would fit in Rhode Island?
- Are water sports popular? and if so which ones?
- How many bridges in Rhode Island and which one is longest?
And cheers to the city of East Providence for providing some great math on their website about carousels. A great add on to what we have already learned from our partners. Math, it's everywhere. Join us. We love learning about your world through math!
See below: Boys were excited to learn about the longest game in history, 33 innings! AND I was excited to be reminded of all the baseball greats that played in THAT game:)