Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: I'm Grilling Up Some Fun in Math!!!

I'm Grilling Up Some Fun in Math!!!

I have blogged before about how I use a math workshop model in my classroom. I am always looking for new games and activities to keep my kids engaged and challenged during their workshop time. I am super excited about my newest unit- Grilling Up Math Fun! In this unit I included 4 different hands-on activities and a game!

Skills covered include: Comparing Fractions, Ordering Fractions, Equivalent Fractions, Factors, Finding Area, and Comparing Units of Measurement.

The lesson includes:
1. Grilling Up Fractions: Students will compare fraction hamburgers  This is extra fun if you let them move the fractions with a spatula! Once they sort all the fractions, they fill in their answers on a recording sheet.

2. Comparing Corn: Students will order fractions of corn eaten and then record their answers on a recording sheet.

3. Factor Franks- Students have hot dogs with products on them and condiments with factors on them. They sort them and record their answers on a recording sheet.

4. Picnic Area- Students will make a red and white checkered tablecloth with the area listed on their card.

5. Watermelon War Game- The game is played like the standard game of war except they are comparing units of measurement (inches, feet and yards).

This would be a fun way to review for standardized tests or a great end of year informal math assessment!

AND...because I am so excited about this new unit...I put it on sale for the week!!! So hop on over to my TpT store and check it out!

I have lots of things in the works and hope to have several updates this weekend!