Lately I've had the opportunity to do some practice teaching for school in a first grade classroom. It only lasted 3 weeks, but there is one thing I've learned: kids understand fractions in terms of food.
One half a pizza. One-fourth of a cookie. One-third of a pie. It's enough to make any one hungry, especially if math is before lunch.
Today was our last day in the classroom, so it was time to whip out some food fun.
I recently bought a cupcake pan from Wal-Mart that was on sale for $4! Steal! The molds are set for one 'bottom' and one 'top' of a muffin/cupcake. I can't wait to play around different kids to make!
Today's are simple. White cake mix dyed different colors. I'm all out of red dye...
Each kid got a half of a cupcake and had to find their other half. Once they partnered up, they got a little icing to seal the deal. They loved it!
Note to self: Always use food in future math lessons. Or Science, English, History...