September 21, 2013-January 5, 2014
Self-guided through MathAlive!: $5.00 per student, teachers and bus drivers free, $4.00 per parent
Hands-On Workshop + Self-guided through MathAlive!: $6.00 per student, teachers and bus drivers free, $4.00 per parent
Hands-On Workshop + Self-guided through MathAlive! + “Math in the Hangars”: $7.00 per student, teachers and bus drivers free, $4.00 per parent
Please note: We require a 1:30 school staff member/student ratio so that students have adequate supervision during their time in the exhibits. Please indicate how many school staff members will be attending the field trip on the online registration form.
Hands-On Workshop Times: 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Each workshop can hold up to 40 students. If there are more than 40 students in your group, the remainder of the group will be signed up for the following workshop. (Example: 80 kids would fill up the 9 am and 10 am time slots.)
Preschool: Number Recognition Activity
In this preschool-aged workshop, students will play a matching game where they identify numbers written on the inside of egg cartons and find the matching number on a clothespin. They then clip the clothespin to the matching number spot on the egg carton. This activity not only reinforces number recognition and matching, but incorporates fine motor skills for little hands.
K-2: Tangrams Activity (Patterning, Sorting)
- MA 0.2.1a Sort and name two-dimensional shapes
- MA 0.3.1b Create own rule for sorting other than color, shape, and size
- MA 1.2.1a Compare two-dimensional shapes
- MA 1.3.1b Create multiple rules for sorting beyond color, shape, and size
- MA 2.2.1b Determine if two shapes are congruent
- MA 2.3.1a Create and describe patterns using concrete and pictorial representations
3-5: Spin the Wheel (Fractions, Probability)
- MA 3.1.1h Find parts of whole and parts of a set for ½, 1/3, or ¼
- MA 3.4.3a Perform simple experiments and describe outcomes as possible, impossible, or certain
- MA 4.1.1e Represent a fraction as parts of a whole and/or parts of a set
- MA 4.1.1f Use visual models to find equivalent fractions
- MA 4.4.3a Perform simple experiments and compare the degree of likelihood (more likely, equally likely, or less likely)
- MA 5.1.1c Identify and name fractions in their simplest form and find common denominators for fractions
- MA 5.4.3a Perform and record results of probability experiments
6-8: Fly as High as Kobe (Graphing, Ratios, Proportions)
- 6.4.1c Find the mean, median, and mode and range for sets of data
- 7.4.1a Analyze data sets and interpret their graphical representations
- 8.2.3b Perform and describe positions and sizes and shapes under dilations
9-12: Code Making (Input/Output, Operations)
- MA 12.1.1b Compare, contrast and apply the properties of numbers and the real number system
- MA 12.3.3 Students will represent and solve equations and inequalities
Math in the Hangars
Math in the Hangars is a self-guided scavenger hunt style activity where the students seek out the math in our two main hangars, Hangar A and Hangar B.
Staying for lunch?
Students are welcome to eat their Brown Bag lunch at our cafeteria located under the massive wingspan of the B-36 in Hangar A. Please indicate that you are staying for lunch on the online registration form.
Teachers can download this informational packet regarding the MathAlive! field trip experience complete with important information and pre- and post-visit activities.