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Web Quests

CHAPTER 6

FUNTASTIC FAIR GAMES

TASK

This Web Quest continues with Fun Fair theme of the Chapter 6 Chapter Task. In pairs, students will research 2 fair games using information found on a Web site. Together, they will estimate how much supplies they will need. Using a supply sheet, they will choose an appropriate quantity to buy at the best price. Students will be responsible for explaining their choices.

GOALS

  • estimate sums
  • add and subtract with 1-digit, 2-digit and 3-digit numbers
  • select and perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division appropriate to specific problems
  • add and subtract with money
  • explain a solution to a problem

MEETING INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

  • The Game Sheet can be completed in pairs or individually.
  • Students can use base ten blocks, calculators and play money to help them make their decisions.

NSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS

  1. Together, read the Introduction and Task sections. Ask students if they are familiar with any of these games or have ever played them. Brainstorm some of the supplies you would need for each, as well as the object of each game.
  2. Once students are at their computer stations have them go to The Carney Games. Given the ever-changing nature of the Internet, check beforehand to ensure that the site is still up and running. Conducting a search using the key words 'carnival games' should provide you with at least one site that will provide similar information if this site is no longer available.
  3. Have pairs choose 2 games to work with. Encourage them to look at the pictures of the games, as well as read the description to help them write their own descriptions and estimate the amount of supplies they will need for each game. They do not need to include tables or large equipment in their calculations.
  4. Have pairs print a copy of the Fun Fair Supply Sheet and 1 or 2 copies of the Game Sheet, depending on whether they will be completing it individually or as a pair.
  5. As students are completing the Game Sheet, observe and/or interview students to see how they are interpreting and carrying out the task.
  6. As a class you may want to discuss and compare how the different pairs solved the problems.

RESOURCES

Websites:

The Carney Games

Files:

Game Sheet
Fun Fair Supply Sheet

ASSESSMENT

 

 

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 4

Understanding of Concepts

•  demonstrates a superficial or inaccurate understanding of adding 2- and 3- digit numbers and money amounts

•  demonstrates a growing but still incomplete understanding of adding 2- and 3- digit numbers and money amounts

•  demonstrates an appropriate understanding of adding 2- and 3- digit numbers and money amounts

•  demonstrates an in-depth understanding of adding 2- and 3- digit numbers and money amounts

Application of Procedures

•  makes major errors and/or omissions when adding 2- and 3- digit numbers and money amounts

•  provides an inappropriate estimate for the quantity of supplies needed for   games

•  makes several errors and/or omissions when adding 2- and 3- digit numbers and money amounts

•  provides a partially appropriate estimate, , that shows some reasoning for the quantity of supplies needed for   games

•  makes only a few minor errors and/or omissions when adding 2- and 3- digit numbers and money amounts

•  provides and appropriate estimate for the quantity of supplies needed for   games

•  makes almost no errors when adding 2- and 3- digit numbers and money amounts

•  provides a reasonable and logical estimate for the quantity of supplies needed for   games

Communication

•  provides an incomplete or inaccurate justification for the estimate of the quantity of supplies needed for games

•  provides an incomplete or inaccurate explanation of what they should buy for games

•  provides a partial justification for the estimate of the quantity of supplies needed for games

•  provides a partial explanation of what they should buy for games

•  provides a complete, clear and logical justification for the estimate of the quantity of supplies needed for games

•  provides a clear and complete explanation of what they should buy for games

•  provides a thorough, clear and insightful justification for the estimate of the quantity of supplies needed for games

•  provides a thorough, clear and insightful explanation of what they should buy for games

Problem Solving

•  uses a strategy and attempts to solve the problem of how much supplies to buy   but does not arrive at an answer

•  using a strategy, develops a partial and/or incorrect solution to solve the problem of how much supplies to buy

•  uses an appropriate strategy to solve the problem of how much supplies to buy

•  shows flexibility and insight by trying one or more strategies to solve the problem of how much supplies to buy

 

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