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Step 1. Questions
Welcome to the e-Journal Puppet Show! For this project, you will design a puppet to teach math.
The math puppet needs to show the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. For example, the puppet might have 4 blue shirt buttons and 5 red shirt buttons. It might have 2 ping-pong balls for eyes, and 3 fuzzy craft sticks for hair.
First, visit the Web sites in Step 2 to learn about different kinds of puppets. Select one kind of puppet for the math puppet. Next, decide how the puppet will show the numbers 1 to 5. You may use felt, buttons, ping-pong balls, paper, cardboard, or any other materials you like.
Draw a picture of the math puppet. If you would like to make the puppet, do so with the permission of your teacher, parent, or guardian.
What if you were asked to build 2 math puppets? What materials would you need?
What if you were asked to build 4 math puppets? What materials would you need?
Are you ready? Let the show begin!
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
: What should I do if a Web page presents an error message? Click
to find out.
Puppet Resource Center
Learn how to make a sack puppet, a sock puppet, or other kinds of puppets. This fun Web site has lots of good puppet ideas!
Puppets Around the World
Here is a wonderful Web site that is all about puppets. See different kinds of puppets from around the world.
Rick Lyon and Sesame Street
Meet Rick Lyon. He works puppets for the TV show "Sesame Street." Read what he has to say about his job. He has pictures on the Web site, too.
for tips on using search engines.