Kay Toliver Classroom
The Apartment
Using the concepts of area and square unit, students get to design their own apartment. Watch Kay Toliver deliver a portion of the Length and Area Activity in her own classroom. Download lesson plan below.
Running time 3:21 minutes
Candy Graphs
Figuring out how many pieces of candy are in a large jar calls for some tasty data collection and analysis.
Running time 2.32 minutes
Green Thumbs
Math and science converge as the students of Miss Toliver’s class discover some of the variables involved in growing plants.
Running time 4:52 minutes
Mix and Match
Choosing an outfit can be an exercise in applying the counting principle. Concepts of probability and outcome are covered.
Running time 2:23 minutes
Polyhedrons
Students construct polyhedrons from polygons.
Running time 2:35 minutes
Popcorn Drop
This statistics activity is based on a game in which the pieces can be eaten.
Running time 3:10 minutes
The Tinkertoy Derby
A “tinkertoy derby” offers a tool to help bring the concepts of distance, time and speed to life.
Running time 2:09 minutes
Triangles in Architecture
Why is the triangle such a prevalent shape in the design of bridges? Geometric figures are constructed then tested for rigidity and the answer becomes quite clear.
Running time 2:32 minutes

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