How Much Popcorn Will Our Classroom Hold?

by: Katie Rommel-Esham

How much popcorn will our classroom hold? This intriguing question sparked a terrific integrated science and math exploration that the author conducted with fifth-and sixth-grade students. In the process of finding the classroom’s volume, students developed science-process skills (e.g., developing a plan, measurement, collecting and interpreting data, prediction, inference, communication, and using number relationships) and applied mathematical process (determining an estimate, using benchmarks, measuring, mapping, etc.) in a meaningful way—getting an authentic glimpse of how these two subjects are inextricably linked.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2007Stock # sc07_045_02_22Volume 075Issue 02

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