On Friday we are presenting a play (with songs).
It is called "Mastering Math" by Ron Fink and John Heath.
It's going to be an epic performance - do the words "Ben Hur" suggest anything regarding the scale of the enterprise?
The first rehearsal we timed took 38 minutes and 6 seconds.
Yesterday's dress rehearsal went for 38 minutes and 6 seconds.
A spooky coincidence or perfect timing?
It's a great play (with 10 songs!) that teaches problem solving using 4 steps:
This is the model used in the play for Problem Solving
And it gives 6 problem solving strategies:
1. Guess and check
2. Work backwards
3. Draw a table or a chart
4. Act it out
5. Draw a picture
6. FInd a pattern
I strongly recommend this play. It's fun, it engages the kids and it has some great music.
We loved it.
"Mastering Math" is available through Bad Wolf Press at:
This post sounds a bit like an advertisement - sorry.
But I figure, when you find something that works, share it with the world. It is hard to find good plays and musicals that are at the right level for primary kids.