Chapter 12
LET'S GO FLY A KITE!
INTRODUCTION
On a windy day there is nothing
more fun than going outside and flying a kite. You designed your own kite
and described it using words and fractions in the Chapter 12 Chapter Task,
now look at some more kites that other people have designed.
TASK
There
are many websites that sell kites and give information on kites. Visit
some of these websites and look at the many different types of kites that
exist. Pick 4 kites that you find interesting. Describe them in the following
ways:
•
Describe the shape of each kite.
•
If your kite is made up of more than one shape, describe these shapes.
•
Using fractions of an area, describe the colours in each kite. Describe
your fractions as decimals.
• Create
fractions of a set that describe your group of four kites.
THE PROCESS
 Begin
by looking at some of these websites to see many different styles of
kites.
Kite
Works
Coastal
Kites
Picture
Pretty Kites
Into
the Wind
Kittyhawk
Kites
 Pick
4 kites to describe. Make sure that you pick kites that are in shapes
that you can describe. Remember, you will also be describing these kites
using fractions. A frogshaped kite might be fun to fly but would be
difficult to describe using fractions!
 Save
the pictures of the 4 kites you chose. If you don't remember how to
do this, follow the steps in Web Quest Grade 4 Chapter 4.
 Insert
your pictures in the Kite
Fact Sheet.
 Fill
in the chart for each of your kites.
 Look
at your 4 kites. What do they have in common? Write fractions of a set
that describe your kites.
RESOURCES
Websites:
Kite
Works
Coastal
Kites
Picture
Pretty Kites
Into
the Wind
Kittyhawk
Kites
Files:
Kite
Fact Sheet
TASK
CHECKLIST 

Did
you choose appropriate kites for the task? 

Did
you describe the 4 kites using fractions and decimals? 

Did
you use math language? 
