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Base Ten Value Art Lesson
The 4th graders at Benton Heights Elementary School of the Arts just completed their math unit of Numbers and Operations in Base Ten with a project created by Holly Casstevens that incorporated visual arts standards.
The students used various base ten images with values of ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands to make collages. When their creations were complete, they added up their amounts and wrote them in standard form and expanded form. They composed a written summary focusing on mathematical and artistic elements.
One child also incorporated what he learned during shared reading about 9/11. His collage was of the twin towers. In this culminating lesson, the children enjoyed showing off the many integrated standards that they have learned.
Written by: Mrs. Penny Carroll, BHESA 4th Grade Teacher
Posted: Sep 27, 2014 by Beth Lanzy