We all know how those gifted children get caught up in the topical themes we are covering?
Well, my class is studying Mayan people. Anytime I can try to find some type of cross curricular link to make, I jump on it. So we had a lesson on Mayan numbers, which also reinforced our place value unit. They used a base twenty system which we compared to our base ten system.
We had a lot of fun calculating different numbers one afternoon and then we moved on to Mayan letters. I thought that was fun, but the end of it. . .
Well, the several mornings later on our morning math review, one sweet little girl comes up to solve the math problem. She wrote her answer in Mayan. . .