We are excited to share this new video series as a free resource to help during school closures. Parents and teachers can use this lesson to guide students through a real-world exploration of math concepts.
In the video below, students can practice along with one of our Freckle team members as she guides you through this lesson, in which students apply basic multiplication concepts as they explore civilizations in the past and present.
Alternatively, teachers and parents with Freckle accounts may assign this Inquiry Based Lesson directly to their students if they would rather lead the lesson instead of using the video.
Traveling back in time to one of the earliest civilizations along the Nile River, students will help a young boy determine the amount of food his crops will produce. From there, students will travel to a modern shipping container as they learn about how interconnected the nations of the world are today. To finish the lesson, students will go on a trip with Grandma to visit various historical landmarks around the world.
This video includes Day 3 of the 3-day lesson, in which students will interpret the products of whole numbers to complete a project. (Don't forget to start with Day 1 and Day 2 if you haven't completed them yet!)
Where can we get more Inquiry Based Lessons?
Freckle includes Inquiry Based Lessons (IBLs) for every 1st-8th grade level math standard. Please note that the IBLs within Freckle include an introductory video, prompts, and worksheets, but not the video that you saw above.
Many of these IBLs are available on the free version of Freckle, which can be used by teachers and parents. All of the IBLs are available with Freckle Premium, which can be purchased by schools and districts.
How can I sign up for Freckle?
Teachers, sign up here to create your free Freckle account.
Parents, if you want to create a Freckle account so your child can practice at home, start here before creating a teacher account!