On your mark…
Solve some rate problems!
Okay, so that may not be how you’re used to that phrase going but that’s just how we started math today! Today marked the day of our Great Rate Race. We took part in a scavenger hunt around the school to solve problems involving ratios and rates.
We were broken up into four groups. Each group was equipped with a tablet, a clipboard, an answer sheet, and a pencil. We started out with a rate question, “If Emily buys 6 pounds of apples for $12.90, what is her unit rate?” We had to do our work out on the answer sheet, find our answer on the question sheet and then, using our Kaywa QR Scanner app, we scanned the QR code underneath it. If we had the problem correct, it gave us a clue to the next question. If we did the problem incorrectly, then it told us to check our work and try again.
We found problems throughout the school and then our last clue brought us back to the classroom. Once we scanned our final clue back in the classroom, that brought us to a Google Form where we had just a few more questions we had to answer. Once all groups were finished, points were rewarded to each team. The team that finished with the fastest time earned 4 points. The group who finished with the second fast time earned 3 points. The group who finished with the third fastest time earned 2 points. The team that finished with the fourth fastest time earned 1 point. Then, for every problem that had the correct answer and all the work was done correctly on the paper, we earned 1 point per question.
Once we tallied up all the points we found out that Jenna, Jacob, Heston, and Josh were our winners. They finished second as far as time was concerned but did all the work and answered all questions correctly. In all, they earned a score of 12 points! All teams did an amazing job though!
If you’d like to see the problems that we had to solve, you can scroll through our documents down below. Try solving some of the problems on your own or try scanning some of our codes to see if you could’ve guessed where the next question might’ve been!
Dear Mr. Avery,
I thought the race was an amazing idea. I think you should do another race but with rates since we’ve been learning about them. Sorry I didn’t write as much because you are telling us to pack up right now. Thanks for everything.
I loved doing the Great Rate Race it was so much fun. I t was the first time I got to go around the school with other kids without a teacher.It was awesome! I hope we can do more things like this throughout the year.
Thanks for your cool comment.
It would be fine to send students to my blog. I could make a page on how to start one if you like??
Hi I’m Lily. I think your blog is very professional and it looks great. I love it!
Heres a link to my blog:
Dear Mr. Avery,
The Great Rate Race was so much fun. I love how we got to walk around the school looking for questions to answer. It was fun to see the different groups that would be right behind you trying to quickly answer the question. Rereading the question when you misread it. Getting that joyful feeling when you put the device over the correct QR code. Hopefully we can do a similar race. It would be very fun (like this one).
Can’t wait to find out who will be picked to get a “Student Blog.”
Dear Mr. Avery,
The Great Rate Race was a lot of fun. I hope we do something like it again.
Olivia Y. 8)
Dear Mr. Avery,
That was a fun day. I can’t wait to do it again sometime!
Hi Mr Avery and class,
What a wonderful activity to participate in. I love reading your blog. Last year you were my inspiration to make some Maths movies with my class. We all loved your Brady Bunch song and your 12 days of blogging.
Thanks for the inspiration you provide!
It was a very fun activity. I am very happy you and your class enjoyed are math movies. I was in the 12 days of blogging video it was really fun to participate in.
Dear Mrs. Hazzledine,
When we make the math movies, most people are just dying to be in it, and some people don’t mind. But thanks to Mr Avery’s marvelous job at the publishing and editing he makes the videos so entertaining. I see you already saw the “Avery Bunch” and the “12 Days of Blogging.” Well most people don’t look like themsevles now, considering that video was made in 4th grade. (we are now in 6th grade.)
that was a long time ago. However the 12 days of blogging is quite new. Everyone had a choice either they wanted to or they didn’t want. I wanted to and i’m actually in the video, I’m the girl who sings the 10th day. I reccomend looking at the video “Mr Avery’s Rap.” Mr Avery has mastered his rapping but I’m not so sure with his dancing in the post “To The Beat of The Drum.” Enjoy the blog and explore any videos, pages, and anything that is posted onto the blog.
Dear Mr. Avery,
The race was so fun. I had the best time when we walked(speed walked) around the school. Even when we got it wrong.
Have we found out what team won?
The pictures you took were very good. I’ve used the QR code scanner before just once before and that was when we did the pirate math.
I’ve did something similar to the race. At my birthday party we went around and one clue ( if you got the question right ) would lead you to the wrong one and you have to go back.
For example: we had a sign that said my dads old license plate in a bucket full of wet, soggy coco puffs. And someone had to stick their hand in the bucket to get to the next clue. I will never think of coco puffs the same way that I did.
I’m glad you had a lot of fun with the race! I hope to be able to do another one again sometime soon!
Scavenger hunts are always fun. I’ve never done one with QR codes before though. I wish I was able to because it looks like all of you are having so much fun.
I hope you had a great weekend!
I remember when I was on Jackie’s team and we came across that location and some people pulled up their sleeves and didn’t care to make a mess. That was a fun time. Memories!
Hi Mr. Avery and class,
I absolutely loved looking at your Rate Race and use of QR codes…it looks like it was a lot of fun for all involved! It was only yesterday I was reading up on the use of QR codes in the classroom and when I start back in February I cannot wait to use them with my students! I love the idea of the race you have used and if you don’t mind I would love to use your idea and adapt it to suit my class and topic etc? I have added your blog to my class blog roll, so you can look forward to comments from my students in the future!
Thanks so much for visiting our blog. We always love having new visitors! We loved the Great Rate Race! Scavenger hunts are always fun as it is and then you add in a little bit of technology and it’s even better!
We’d love to see what you do when you adapt it! Please come back and send along the link so we can check it out!
Mr. Avery’s class