Students group numbers to answer addition problems, which result in the successful launch of a rocket.
Standard: NCTM -- Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.
Develop and use strategies for whole-number computations, with a focus on addition and subtraction.
Develop fluency with basic number combinations for addition and subtraction.
Students are challenged to capture groups of stars that are the same color. When captured, the stars disappear and points are accumulated.
Standard: AAAS -- More stars are in the sky than anyone can easily count, but they are not scattered evenly, and they are not all the same in brightness or color.
NSES -- Objects in the sky.
NCTM -- Understand patterns, relations and functions.
Students use their fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination to navigate a rover through a maze on the surface of Mars.
Standard: ISTE -- Students are proficient in the use of technology. Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor, printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes and other technologies.