A project where students will build a hands-on model representing a million.
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Project: Build A MillionHow
many of you remember the 100th day of school? Do you remember the
project you created? How would that change if we added a zero to the
end of 100 and made it 1000? How about a million?Your task is to create a model of one million. In small groups of 3 or so, you will construct ______#____.
These will be later combined with the class to create one million.
Your group will need to be able to justify your process and model.
These presentations/projects should include __#___ many vocabulary
words. Whole Class:- Build 100 model & 1,000 model using graph paper or base ten blocks.- How many 100s can you make out of one sheet of centimeter grid paper?-
Discuss the possibilities of how to build it up using powers of 10.
What shape would a 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000 look like? Would it be
a square, rectangle, etc.?-
Once an agreed upon model is arrived at, how could the process be
streamlined & extended so that the entire class could make a
million? What technology do students or teachers have to make the
process faster? Where will this be displayed? Small Group:Your group will need to determine the following:- What is the best material to use? Will your group continue with graph paper or blocks? Is this a realistic choice?- 2D or 3D?- How will we display our ____#_____ so that it connects/can be combined with the rest of the class?- What type of technology will we use to present our model & process (Popplet, Educreations, PowerPoint, etc.)? EL Support:- word bank & sentence frames -
Throughout the lessons, construct a word wall/anchor chart/mini book
that consists of Tier 2 & 3 words, visual representations, and
definitions.- provide academic vocabulary
Active Participation boards (see file)
Sentence stems (see file)
Rubric & Assessment:-
Students will be provided with a rubric that will be completed by peer
groups after they have presented their projects. Students will give
input into rubric design. Final rubric elements TBD by classroom