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Summer SAVY 2019: Session 3, Day 2 – The One to Beat (Rising 3rd/4th)

Posted by on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in Grade 3, Grade 4, SAVY.

Hello SAVY parents!  Day 2 was a whirlwind but full of lots of great learning! Today, students were able to create a foldable that would allow them to remember vocabulary terms that we have discussed. Today we added two new vocabulary terms to our word wall: rate of change and y-intercept.

The class started with a recap of yesterday’s orange nose push challenge.  Students were given a new line graph to represent the challenge and we discussed whole group the similarities and differences between the graphs. Real-world situations were given where students were able to look at the graph to determine the rate of change, interpret the information given by looking at the shape of the line, and identify how the variables effect one another in each situation.

The overall theme of the morning session was for the students to be able to interpret what information could be obtained from the shape of the line.  In graphs where the line did not start at the origin students could predict that someone had a different starting position.  In our last morning activity, six graphs were posted around the room and the students had to identify which graph matched the real-world situations that they were given.  Students were also able to list the variables in each situation and describe the change that was happening in each graph.

In the afternoon session, students learned how to look at tables as another way to analyze the change between variables in a situation.  We were able to compare/contrast line graphs and tables. Students were also given questions that they can ask themselves when trying to decide the most appropriate graph to use in a number of situations.  When displaying change over time a line graph is most appropriate but when displaying the data for a single event a table should be used. Tables are most useful in helping us to more easily recognize patterns in numbers and analyze how one variable is changing with respect to another.

The world record we studied involved a dog named Olive Oyl that made the record books for jumping 63 times when jumping rope in one minute.  The students were very eager to try and beat Olive Oyl’s record. While jumping rope for one solid minute didn’t sound very difficult at first, the students quickly learned it was a hard task to complete.  One student was successful in beating the world record set by Olive Oyl with 68 jumps in one minute.

Please remember to fill out the personal reading log for the pages each student reads as we attempt to create a record of 10,000 pages read by the last class meeting. Thank you so much for another successful day and I look forward to another summer session of fun and learning!

–D. Polk

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