Saturday, September 27, 2014

Buddy Time: Apple Tree Glyphs

Our buddies are visiting the apple orchard, so on Friday during buddy time, we'll make apple tree glyphs.

Glyphys are symbolic figures or pictographs. Glyphs helps students to begin to understand that a symbol represents an idea, number, or statistic. This article provides more information about using glyphs to develop students' mathematical thinking.

The glyphs kindergartners make will tell a story about their life including the numbers and ages of people in their family, their age, gender, and favorite season.

Fifth graders will later refer to this glyph experience as we work with variables in inequalities, equations, and expressions.

Enlarge and copy the black and white outline pictures from this link.