Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PYP 5- Silk Road Math

PYP5 is inquiring into their unit on Exploration. They are learning about early world exploration, including the Silk Road, navigation, Native Americans, and explorers from Leif Erikson and Marco Polo to Conquistadors Hernando Cortes and Francisco Pizarro. In math we are focusing on decimals. The students worked in groups to conduct research projects on the five regions of the Silk Road including: Mediterranean Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and China. They created products to sell based on their region and what would have been traded during the 1200's to 1400's. Then they created their own Silk Road Festival, where they bought and sold goods, while using their knowledge of decimals to find totals and tax on the items. We turned it into a game for points. Congratulations to Ivan (1st place), Melak (2nd place), and Oscar (3rd place)! What a creative way to practice our skills and enhance our unit of inquiry!


Mrs. Kurth, PYP5

Boca Prep International School



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