Thursday, August 5, 2010

Button Venn diagrams.

Yesterday I wrote "Ains is busy dividing her button stash into 'pretty' and 'cute' piles. She deliberates a long time over some of the buttons - one button got over three minutes of thought out (out loud) debate." on Facebook. Laura said "Sounds like a Venn diagram is in order!" That sounded too cool to pass up, so we did it.

She caught on really fast and was sorting for over an hour.

Then she found some that were neither cute nor pretty but 'awesome' and 'cool' and one was even 'stupendous'. These got their own space outside of the diagram because she didn't want me to draw her a new one.

It's amazing how closely she had to study some of them to get the classification just right.

Hannah wanted to do one, so I made her a diagram with her specifications - 'cute', 'pretty', and 'interesting'.

She's played a Venn diagram game on Zoombinis - Island Odyssey, so she was off and running as soon as I put it in front of her.

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4 comments:

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Wow! Fabulous! "It's amazing how closely she had to study some of them to get the classification just right." :D

Your kids are awesome.

Stephanie said...

such a great idea!
:)

Heather said...

How terribly cute! :)

Sparklee said...

I love her categories! (Sometimes it's SO hard to decide if a button is cute or pretty!) Way to take advantage of a teachable moment!