Amanda also shared her shape unit menu. She had a list of activities for students to choose from. I LOVED that idea! So here is what I created for my class. The students chose one or two activities from each standard and had about a week to work on the tasks. They posted the projects on their blog to share. What was great about the menu was that the students had choices. Some students watched other students do a task and got motivated to try it. My classroom was filled with buzz of students talking about shapes and helped each other use the apps also.
Here are some students' work.
Mystery Shape Skype
This was our first time using the app called Tiny Tap. This app allows students to make multiple choice games. Since games created are saved on each devise, I made QR codes for each game. Other students enjoyed scanning the codes to download the games created by their friends and play them.
Here is a planning page for this project.
Build a Tower
Constructing a Shape