This post is coming WAY later than I had planned - time has gotten away from me! In November the time had come again for students to create mind maps for the word "compare". I love having students connect all the the different ways to compare quantities after practicing them in the first investigation of CMP's Comparing and Scaling.
For each class I made a poster with the main stems (fraction, percent, ratio, and difference) and selected students to add branches to the stems to make a class mind map.
At the end of the day I went to see how the mind maps went in the other 7th grade class and I was blown away! The maps were so creative! Next year I will have to show these examples so to help my students become more invested with their creativity.
This student had all the detailed information as the muscles and the main branches were the body parts.
This student had each comparison as a different middle school that was in the district.
This student drew what she visualized with each comparison - fraction = piece of pizza!
Now that I have seen a whole new level of creativity I can't wait to try mind maps again to see what my own students can come up with!
Happy new year everyone!