Today our focus was setting sail on the Titanic.
I did not want to reinvent the wheel, so I found a few websites that helped me with facts and questions:
- http://manghammath.com/titanic.html (problem based learning thematic unit)
- Titanic by the Numbers: 20 Math Task Cards for Intermediate Students
I took the information and questions from these two sites and turned them into a Hollywood Squares game using a template, created by Mark Damon, that I also found on the web:
We played the game with two teams. I did have large groups, but each person had to show their work on notebook paper and turn it in. By working together, they were able to think aloud and explain their thinking to each other to justify their answers.