The Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project Recognizes Morse Pond School teacher Ann Goulart's Outdoor Lesson for January
The Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project Recognizes Morse Pond School teacher Ann Goulart's Outdoor Lesson for January. Ms. Goulart is a fifth grade teacher with the Falmouth Public Schools.
Ms. Goulart reflected upon this fun math lesson called "Playground Math" sharing, "Watching the students physically work and apply the mathematical principles of perimeter and area. Seeing them actually crawling along the edge of the 4-square court, moving the meter stick, I knew they would remember the perimeter and area because they were using their entire body to solve the problem."
They put their math into action by heading outside with meter sticks in their hands to measure the playground! According to the map, working as a team, the students were challenged to find the perimeter and area of real-life objects on the playground. Some objects were relatively small, like the picnic table, but some were very large, like the black tube edge of the big toy. Stick over stick working together, they crawled along the basketball court, passed the meter stick around the outdoor learning tent, and worked the numbers as they sat on the 4-square court until they had deciphered all the problems. The next day they recorded the results from each group. They discussed why each group might have slightly different answers. Finally, they averaged the results for each station.
"The students loved working in teams. Measuring the large items was challenging for some students, but they enjoyed being outside and working together," Ms. Goulart share with the committee. Ms. Goulart is willing to share the lesson with other teachers.
Congratulations Ms. Goulart!
The Outdoor Learning Project, a committee of the Rotary Club of Falmouth, Cape Cod highlights one outdoor learning lesson each month submitted by our local educators that work with Falmouth students. The committee also awards a $100 as a thank you for featuring their outdoor lesson.
Learn more about the Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project at: https://www.falmouthoutdoorlearningproject.com/
Interested educators can submit their lessons here: https://forms.gle/shV6rPwqh8z4AzFY8
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