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Northside 2nd graders use science fun in math class

Ferguson 2nd GradeSeptember 24, 2021

 

Students in Mrs. Ferguson's 2nd grade class used a little chemistry to reinforce some mathematical skills learned over the past two weeks.

 

"We've been learning about place units in our math lessons," Mrs. Ferguson said, " so today we decided to have a little bit of fun and use what we've learned over the past two weeks."

 

The second graders were given Moon Rocks and placed each rock into a cup of vinegar. After the Moon Rock dissolves, they retrieve the numbered cube and recorded the number in the given unit value place.

 

"Once they get all their numbers, they are to write the big number in three different formats: standard form, word form and expanded form," Ferguson said. 

 

Ferguson said the lesson is not only a break from the traditional classroom setting, but it's also a way to challenge each of her students to put into practice what they learned over the past two weeks. "We've talked about ones, tens and hundreds, so adding the extra place values and challenging them to figure it out and help each other reinforces what they've learned and relies on a little teamwork too," she said. 

 

She also introduced basic chemistry to her students when explaining the classroom project. "Right at the start, when I'm demonstrating how to do the project, I like to talk to them about acids and bases. They'll see things like that as they continue to grow."

 

GALLERY: Mrs. Ferguson's 2nd Grade Class

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade

 

Ferguson 2nd Grade