Student Playground Equipment Creations
For Next Time
- Have them build a factor wall with the Sum Blox first. This would help them visually see their factors and what blocks they could choose from. I think some groups got caught up in the creation part of the activity and forgot the factor part.
- We ran out of time at the end and I didn't have a chance to bring the activity back to the story concept, but I am glad that I chose to give students the chance to share at the end - definitely not something that I would cut out!
- My personal thought - I wish the Educational Classroom Set of Sum Blox was four boxes instead of 2. I think 4 boxes would give a classroom enough blocks to use for a whole class activity - especially when you are working with factors and multiples!