LETS GO FLY A KITE!
This Web Quest continues with the kite theme introduced in the Chapter
12 Chapter Task. It is designed to offer your child further practice describing
objects and sets of objects using fractions and decimal equivalents. Your
child will choose 4 kites to describe using fractions. They will describe
these fractions as decimals.
- The following websites will allow your child to look at a wide variety
of kite designs.
You can also encourage your child to conduct his or her own search
for resources. There is a lot of information on the subject of kites,
which is quite easy to find. You may want to use one of the following
kid-targeted search engines.
- Your child should choose 4 kites that he or she likes, keeping in
mind that they he or she will have to describe these kites in terms
of shapes and fractions. Once you have decided on the kites, save a
picture of each and insert it in the Kite
- Now you are ready to start describing the kites. Encourage your child
to look for as many ways as possible to describe these kites using fractions.
Have your child complete the Kite
The World Wide Web offers a lot of information pertaining to kites. You
may want to download some kite plans and try building one with your child.
Extending this type of activity in such as way helps to re-enforce the
idea that math is fun and that we use it all the time.
Your child should be familiar with the following vocabulary:
fraction, numerator, denominator and decimal.