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Ladybug Adventures

The activities in this four-lesson unit enable students to use their knowledge of number, measurement, and geometry to solve interesting problems. Planning and visualizing, estimating and measuring, and testing and revising are components of the ladybug activities. Students design "virtual paths" that enable a ladybug to either hide under a leaf or go through a maze. They develop navigational skills by testing their path and revising it. Two interactive Java applets (Ladybug Mazes and Hiding Ladybug, cataloged separately) support student solutions.
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Contributed by: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Carol Midgett - Author
Math TopicGeometry, Measurement, Number Sense, Algebraic Thinking, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2
Resource TypeInteractive Media, Unit of Instruction

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Publisher, Carol Midgett - Author
    • Publication Date2011
    • Rights(c) 2000 - 2011 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
      http://illuminations.nctm.org/termsofuse.aspx
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 5
      Problem Solve with a Routine
      By Uncle Bob on 06/25/2012 - 10:11
    • These four challenges not only address concepts in geometry, measurement and problem solving, they give learners a chance to work in a Logo-like programming environment. Super!