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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Do you Woozle?

Math is my thing.  The one thing I wish I could teach all day, every day.  I love writing and reading too, but math is my thing.

The county I work for, has a math department that provides tons of professional development. This idea came from them.  I just added a few things here and there to make it fit my style.
Organizing data using a three set Venn diagram  is an easy task since I learned this new trick :)

I used:
3 Venn diagrams, 3 copies of the Woozles (different colors) and tons of modeling.

We made a chart with possible attributes to sort our data (Woozles).

I modeled how to choose three attributes. We used laminated Wozzle cards and the kids came up to the whiteboard (I really want a smartboard!!!) to tape them. They were sure to check that each Wozzle was placed in the correct spot.

Then kids worked in teams of 4-5 members.  Each team had a pile of Woozles to work with.  They decided what attributes to use for their poster and got busy taking turns/voting for the attributes they wanted, choosing who was cutting them, choosing who was gluing...

We created statements that described our data. The kids created statements for their posters too.

Each team created a poster including their statement cards.
Woozles are always a big hit!!

Oh Yes!  Math is my thing.


  1. Math isn't my thing, but I love the Woozles!!! If you get a chance, could you email me where I could find them? Not sure if they would be on CMAPP, maybe... I'm glad math is your thing, so you can share with us! ;)
    Hello Mrs Sykes

    1. Hey Jen! I found it in my Partners of Mathematics binder. I will scan and add to this post. CMAPP and I are not buddies :)


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