Our learning goals for this unit are:
-I can move an object around on a grid and describe it's path using transformations (rotations, reflections and translations).
-I can locate objects on a grid using coordinates (e.g.. A2 or B4, think Battleship or Bingo)
-I can describe prisms and pyramids using specific characteristics (type and number of faces, edges and vertices) and I can explain the differences between them.
-I can name a prism or pyramid by identifying the polygon that is its base.
-I can build prisms and pyramids as solids, skeletons or nets using different concrete materials. (toothpicks and marshmallows make skeletons, paper or polyhedrons make nets, cubes or polyhedrons make solids)
-I can explain why pyramids are strong.
Our next step in math is to explore addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be doing lots of problem solving and mental math, as we identify strategies that we can use to determine correct solutions quickly and consistently.