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K • Even & Odd Sorting


Note: Lesson Plan in MS Word format can be downloaded below.

Task Title: Even Odd Number Sorting using Kid Pix
Task Discipline: Math and Technology
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Created by:  Marji Roy, Ashford School


Abstract:

Students will demonstrate sorting by even and odd up to 10 as they learn kid pix tools.

Introduction: 

This lesson combines math sorting skills with technology to create unique solutions for each student. The stamping, copying and moving techniques used are excellent for building mouse coordination skills for beginning users.

 Procedure: 

Demonstrate the technique and tools to the class using the projector then let the students create their own file as you give support.

Advanced preparation: 

Have a list of student phone numbers printed out for students that may not know their phone number. 

The Lesson:

Lesson Objectives:
Students will:
• Create a document using Kid Pix
• Develop eye-hand-mouse coordination by using various Kid Pix tools
• Learn about Copy and Paste in computer work.
• Demonstrate an understanding of even and odd numbers using sorting skills.
 
Essential Question:
Do you know your phone number and can you enter it?
Can you identify which numbers are even and odd and can you sort them into appropriate categories using the tools in Kid Pix.
 
Task Description:

In the Small Children Mode of Kid Pix students will use the stamping tool to enter their name, and telephone number. They will duplicate their telephone number and then use the Grab tool to sort all digits into even or odd categories.
 
Prior Learning:
Students should know  their telephone number and how to spell their name or be provide with that information on a piece of paper to work from.  This is a beginning Kid Pix lesson so it can be used to teach a variety of Kid Pix including:
            The pencil tool
            Changing colors
            The text stamp tool
            The grab tool
            Copy and Paste
 
Procedure:
Note: All these steps are elaborated on with pictures in the lesson plan attached below:
1. Using Kid Pix in Small Children Mode have students  stamp their name and telephone number on the screen.
2. Students then use the copy and paste tools to duplicate the telephone number.
3. Students use the grab tool to sort the numbers between even and odd.
4. Students add lines to divide the categories and label them.
5. Print the final project.
 
Differentiated Strategies:
• Provide student name and telephone number printed on a paper for those that need assistance.
• Use the text mode in the regular (not small child) mode to be able to correct text.  Then teacher uses menu command to flatten text to image.  Note: Enter the phone number with spaces between the numbers so students can more easily grad and move them.
•  Encourage students that complete the task early to add lines to define the category areas and other border type decorations as they explore other Kid Pix tools.
 
Material Resources:
computer or computer lab
projector and screen for demonstration (optional)
Kid Pix – Directions are for Version 3 for the Mac by Mackiev but it can be modified to other versions.
Printer- Optional 

Assessment:
I will know my students have gained the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes by using a variety of assessment tools, including:
• Observing students during computer time to evaluate how they applied computer skills and used math sorting knowledge
• Reviewing the end project

 

State Frameworks:

CT Math Frameworks:
1.1 Understand and describe patterns and functional relationships.
a. Sort and classify objects using attributes.
 
NETS Technology Frameworks:
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
            a. Students understand and use technology systems.
            b. select and use applications effectively and productively
 
Connecticut Information Technology Literacy Frameworks
Content Standard 5: TECHNOLOGY USE
Students operate and use computers and other technologies as tools for productivity, problem solving and learning across the content areas. Students:
• Use content-specific technology tools and software
• Demonstrate the use of the keyboard and mouse
• Demonstrate the ability to use basic features (entering information/data, editing, calculating, manipulating text, sound and graphics, saving files) of personal productivity software
• Work cooperatively with peers and others when using computers and other technologies

 

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Marji Roy,
Oct 2, 2009, 7:39 AM
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Marji Roy,
Oct 2, 2009, 7:36 AM