Thursday, April 19, 2012

Part-Part-Total Practice

One group presents their story problem and diagram.

These are our completed Part/Part/Total diagrams.
We have been learning about Part/Part/Total diagrams in math. We know that the two parts match the one total. As a Morning Meeting activity each student was given either a part, a total, or a word problem. The children walked around the room, searching for the other pieces of their Part/Part/Total puzzle. They also had to find the connected story problem. After the group members found each other, they presented their finished problem to the class.

For example, one group had this story problem:
Mr. V had 3 nickles that he lost.
Mrs. Saling had 2 nickels that she lost.
How much money did they lose altogether?

One Part = 10
One Part = 15
Total = 25

1 comment:

  1. This is a great Maths activity. We love the way that it combines fractions with numbers and addition. That is some great problem solving that you are doing.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful Maths ideas.
    Mrs Verona Gridley and KidsJig
    Melbourne, Australia