Classroom Presentation Format
The Warlord’s Puzzle
Students experience informal geometry as they cut a tangram and create animal shapes with its pieces.
The Warlord’s Beads
Students create an abacus and learn to solve simple problems with “bead math,” helping to expand their understanding of base ten.
The Warlord’s Fish
Students combine science with mathematics by creating a floating, magnetic compass.
The Warlord’s Puppeteers
Students create a sock puppet to springboard discussions of fractions and ratio.
The Warlord’s Kites
Students create kites (that actually fly in gentle breezes) from brown paper bags and crepe paper, reinforcing measuring skills.
The Warlord’s Messengers
Students explore mathematical reasoning with the help of windsocks they craft.
The Warlord’s Alarm
Students gain a rich understanding of marking the passage of time by creating a “water alarm clock” and an analog clock face.