Welcome to this week's edition of Monday Math Literature! I have been having so much fun the last few weeks playing with the recipes and math ideas in this great book.
The lesson I want to share with you is called Milk and Tangram Cookies. It was done with a few upper elementary students who are a bit behind and then some younger students joined us at the end. Check it out!
|The students read the directions and started thinking about how they were going to use the measuring tools I gave them and still follow the recipe.|
|Practicing with measuring, fractions and more.|
|It takes two quarter cups to make a half cup.|
I love this book and can't wait to try out the last few recipes. I had the BEST TIME doing the lesson on fraction chips and I think it is an excellent match for any kids who need some more practice or motivation with fractions. I love having fun with my students and giving them a memorable experience to anchor their math understanding. This book has been an excellent addition and I am excited about using it in other ways. It can easily be adapted for older and younger students but I would say the best grade range is 2-5.
If you teach other subjects besides math, there are other books in this series that look just as engaging.
In other Math Maniac news, you can now find me on Instagram. I will be doing a giveaway over there over the next few days and would love for you to check it out! My best selling QR code scavenger hunts will be up for grabs so head over to enter!
Also, my newest book study will be starting soon. We will be looking more at math play. Head to this blog post to check out all the details.