Monday, September 22, 2014

Math Grids Introduction

When would you use a grid in math?

Study the grids below. How do you read those grids? When would you use those grids?

Too often we jump into math without the introduction, the warm-up, the informal assessment.

Starting a lesson with a visual and a few pointed questions can provide meaning for a math unit, and that meaning results in connection making throughout the unit.

As we study grids, we'll make our own, we'll overlay grids on maps of familiar places, and we'll make a collaborative grid model. We'll notice how some grids help us to create pictures to scale and read maps. And we'll notice how other grids can help us to find exact locations and analyze patterns and trends.