Students will inquire into their own investigations. First, starting with questions and moving onto making predictions and testing. They may need to bring materials from home to do an investigation but they will make a list. We will be learning more about the scientific process and how connected it is to the design process.
Mathematicians are introduced to perimeter this week. Through this work, students define perimeter as the boundary of a two-dimensional shape and use their new vocabulary in context. These lessons begin the study of perimeter with unusual shapes to encourage flexible thinking about perimeter and avoid the misconception that it is a property of rectangles alone.