Before Peter Pan was a stage play, it was a book. The character Peter Pan first appeared in a novel called The Little White Bird, published in 1902. The novel introduced Peter Pan in one of the chapters, titled Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. The character of Peter Pan was so popular J.M. Barrie decided to write a play just for this character. The play, titled Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up opened on December 27, 1904 at the Duke of York\'s Theatre in London, England. J.M. Barrie’s play was very popular, so popular Barrie’s publishers decided to extract the chapters from The Little White Bird that featured Peter Pan and republish them as a book titled Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens. This book was so popular J.M. Barrie wrote another in 1911 titled Peter Pan and Wendy. This adaptation of the story is the one we know today as the book Peter Pan. Since these first versions created by J.M Barrie, Peter Pan has been adapted many times, including as the popular Disney movie (1953,) Steven Spielberg\'s Hook (1991,) the Warner Brothers’ film Pan (2015,) two animated T.V. series Peter Pan & the Pirates (1990) and The New Adventures of Peter Pan (2012,) and several plays including Broadway’s Peter Pan (1954) and Peter Pan the British Musical (2009.) The lessons in this Companion will guide students as they students think objectively, use logic to create a sequence and use order to develop strategy. Students will also use a map Neverland to learn about number lines and Cartesian coordinates learn how Cartesian coordinates can be used to read maps and locate things in a setting and use Cartesian coordinates to identify and plot different locations on their map. Students will also analyze mathematical relationships to connect and communicate mathematical ideas, explain what the focus and directrix of a parabola are, describe and create different types of parabolas and use their curiosity and analysis of mathematical relationships into a flip book and a stop motion animation.


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    S101E53E: Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

    count with understanding and recognize "how many" in sets of objects

    S1002FD1: Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

    use multiple models to develop initial understandings of place value and the base-ten number system

    S10096C0: Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

    develop understanding of fractions as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a collection, as locations on number lines, and as divisions of whole numbers
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    Janet Pinto
    February 26, 2019

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