Something from Nothing Supplemental Math Activity for Grades 1-2

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After listening to the story Something from Nothing, students use tangrams to create Joseph’s blanket and the various items Grandpa makes from the blanket. They identify the opportunity cost of each item they create. Students fill in a graph to classify shapes according to defining attributes and color and then interpret the data.

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This lesson can be used alone or as a supplement to the Something from Nothing lesson.

This activity is designed for teaching grades 1 and 2.

Book written by Phoebe Gilman / ISBN: 978-0-590-47280-7.

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Audience:   Elementary School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Literature, Economics
Resource Types:   Activity, Lessons
Concepts:   Decision-Making, Opportunity Cost

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