Fairy Tales on Trial
In this class, students will examine the U.S. Judicial System and apply the knowledge acquired to analyze fairy tales, placing one or more characters on trial for their crimes. Students will take on the roles of attorneys, defendants, plaintiffs, witnesses, and jurors.
Treasures in the Attic
In this Mentoring Mathematical Minds unit, students explore fraction sense and obtain a deeper understanding of fraction size, ordering, equivalence, and combining. The students construct fraction strips and measuring tapes. They also make origami frogs to race. For the culminating activity, the students prepare a trail mix using their fraction and measuring skills.