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Purrrfect Lessons

May 15, 2014

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Why does our DJ keep playing Cat Stevens?

Cats seem to be everywhere. They’re even on CC.BetterLesson.
Many of our Master Teachers have looked to felines to create fun lessons for their students.

Tim Marley’s Grade 12 Math class learns life lessons inspired by cats.

Mr. Marley’s students are  introduced to matrix operations when they analyze cat toy sales at the “Purrrrrfect Cat Toy Company”. They also learn linear programming by applying the abstract math concept to a tangible project. In this case, that project is the lesson “Building Cat Furniture”.

Cats help students learn how to use exponential models in Master Teacher Tiffany Dawdy’s class. Her Grade 12 Math lesson “Cat Island – (Day 1 of 2)” examines the growth of cat populations on an island filled with tabbies.

If you’re a scaredy cat, this next lesson is not for you.
In Amy Coughanour’s Grade 6 ELA lesson “Reading for Meaning”, students learn how to collect evidence to support their claims based on the story Ghost Cat. Yikes! Students begin the lesson making general predictions about the story. As they read the text, they look for facts to justify their initial claims. I predict that this lesson is a lot of fun.

Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, you have to admit that these lessons have nine lives.


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From → ELA, Math

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