Subject: Mathematics                                                Teacher: Elena Benito

Title of the book: Multiply your fun!                                        Course/ Level: 3rd Grade

1. Learning outcomes

Prepare a birthday party and publish it on a blog

Create a comic about the birthday party

2. Subject Content

Multiplication

3. Language Content/ Communication

Vocabulary

grams, cents, euros, litres, ingredients, license, blog, entry

Structures

-Three multiplied by four is…

-If there are 7 sweets on each packet of sweets, I will need X sweets for X guests.

-If each sweet costs 5 cent. I will need X € to buy all the sweets.

-How many/much…?

Discourse type

-Descriptive (What is the party like)

-Pragmatic (Birthday invitation)

-Transactional (Instructions)

-Narrative (comic)

Language skills

-Writing

-Reading

-Speaking/listening

4. Contextual (cultural) elements

-Being aware of the importance of quantities when we talk about cooking.

-Understanding the importance of details when writing an invitation

-Being aware of the importance of following instructions for cooking

-Realizing the money wasted when a party is organised.

-Being aware of the importance of using licenses for their work.

5. Cognitive (thinking) processes

-Knowing and comprehending the uses of multiplication

-Calculating the grams needed of the different ingredients for the cake.

-Creating their own birthday invitation

-Applying the multiplication in different situations

-Synthesizing the information of the different tasks to the final activities

-Evaluating classmate’s work

6.1. Tasks

Decide the number of guests for your party, the place, the day and the time.

Think about the food, drinks and sweets needed for the party.

Think about the chairs, plates, vases, napkins and other materials needed for the party.

Make a cake recipe.

Prepare the games or activities for the party after giving ideas of activities in the class forum.

Design the invitations for the birthday party.

Calculate the money needed for the party.

Look for different tools for designing comics and choose one of them.

Decide what is going to happen in the story, which are the main characters, where are them, etc.

6.2. Activities

Create a blog describing their birthday party.

Write a comic about the party.

7. Methodology

Organisation and class distribution/ timing

1st session: Individually, students are going to create a table containing the following information: guests, place, day, time, food they want to serve in the party, drinks and sweets.

2nd session: Individually, students calculate the quantity of food, sweet and drinks depending on the guests, the number of chairs, plates, vases, napkins and other materials needed for the party. They have to complete the previous table.

3rd and 4th sessions: Individually, students finish the table with the mentioned information. They create a blog, write a title, use an appropriated license and add their table as a first entry for the blog.

5th and 6th sessions: Individually, students look for a cake recipe and adapt it to the number of guests for their party. Then, they upload their blog with this information.

7th session: In a class forum, students propose different activities or games they would like to play in a birthday party. They have to think of three different ideas.

8th session:  Individually, students choose the activities for their party and adapt them to the number of guests. Upload this information in a new entry to their blogs.

9th and 10th sessions: Individually, students design the birthday invitations with an appropriated tool. Upload to their blogs in a new entry.

11th session: Individually, students calculate the money needed for the party and add this information to their blog.

12th session: Research different tools for designing a comic and make groups of four. Each group of students has to write a post on the class forum with the members of the team.

13th session: In groups, students choose a tool for their comic, and debate about the characters, the events of the story, etc.

14th, 15th, 16th and 17th sessions: In groups, students create their comics about a birthday party.

18th and 19th sessions: Students present orally their comics to the class, then upload their comics to their blogs and evaluate other students’ work.

20th session: students can perform their comics in groups.

Resources/ Materials

We provide our students with a mind map with the different elements needed in a story (what, who, when, where, how)

Students will have a bank of resources with tools and instructions to create tables and comics, and how to create a blog.They will also have free images and sources to add to their blogs and comics.

Key Competencies

-Competence in linguistic communication

-Mathematical competence

-Competence in processing information and use of ICT

-Competence in social skills and citizenship

-Cultural and artistic competence

-Learning to learn competence

-Autonomy and personal initiative

8. Evaluation (criteria and instruments)

-Apply the knowledge of multiplications to real life

-Create a table to organize information

-Make proper calculations

-Use an appropriated licence for their work

-Share ideas with their classmates through the class forum

-Create good and attractive invitations for the birthday party

-Create a comic and evaluate other students’ work using appropriated criteria.

-Update their blog frequently

-For each activity, students will be evaluated with a rubric