The Math Fractions Activity Guide, designed to target students in 3rd – 7th grade (7 – 13 years), aims to help teachers set up and manage a stop motion animation project to engage, inspire and get kids motivated about math.
The free downloadable guide has everything you need to make two different animated videos at home, in the classroom or at an after-school club. Resources include cut-and-color templates, storyboards, optional activities and examples of the final video projects.
The two videos that accompany the guide can be found on our YouTube channel for streaming and sharing.
To help demystify the animation process, we have included completed storyboards in the guide that offer teachers a step-by-step breakdown of how the example videos were animated.
Learning through play is one of the main ways that children develop problem-solving skills and build confidence. By animating LEGO® bricks children will be able to play, visualise, grasp and, quite literally, build their comprehension of fractions as equal parts of a whole.
By using stop-motion animation as a teaching tool, students will be able to develop a wide range of skills:
- 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration and critical thinking
- Active learning, visualizing and problem solving
- Improving complex skills such as decision-making and language
- Sequencing and chronological patterning of content to make great stories
- Being able to transform an idea from vision into reality
- Increase their visual attention
In addition to the Global Warming, Water Cycle and The Cycle of Seasons Activity Guides already available on our website and through TPT, future activity guides will cover a range of subjects including:
- The immune system
- Endangered species
- Soil properties
- Electricity and circuits
Please feel free to share the guides with your colleagues and friends and let us know if you like them using the hashtags #TeachersLoveHUE and #HUEanimation in your social media posts.