Who Sank the Boat? is just a fantastic resource for maths and science lessons! It is a no brainer for integrating “prediction” as a comprehension strategy. We follow Building Bridges of Understanding and have termly strategies to teach and revise.
I integrated “predicting” and Data Handling for this fun opening activity to Who Sank the Boat? In Junior Infants we are asked to:
- represent and interpret a set of simple mathematical data using real objects, models and pictures
- sort and classify sets of objects by one criterion
- match sets, equal and unequal
Firstly, I displayed the prediction chart below:
Secondly, I asked my pupils to “predict” who might sink the boat. They then completed the following sheet. Because my kiddos are still learning to write I had labels for them to choose from and glue on the line.
Click here to download Prediction Sheets.
Finally, we recorded our predictions and created a graph using Unifix cubes and larger images of the animals. Click here to download images.
Miss Mernagh 🙂