Friday, March 18, 2016

My Fraction Sundae

It's time for fractions in my 3rd grade practicum class, and there's no better way to teach fractions than with food! Of course my initial lesson was done with pizza (what fraction of the pizza is pepperoni?), but I wanted my activity to be something a little different. So I recruited my awesome roommates, turned on a Disney movie, handed them some markers and scissors, and we got started on designing My Fraction Sundae! 

We used five different flavors (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, blueberry, and mint) to create custom made sundaes, and identify the fractions found within. The students had a blast, and I loved seeing their own personal touches on each sundae. Some put whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherries; and one even made a breakfast sundae and put pancakes and bananas with hers!

Special thanks to two of my roommates, Cassie and Jocelyn, for helping me out with the design and layout of this activity! (I may have bribed them with actual ice cream...)

This lesson is perfect for classroom and homeschool use. Get the full lesson (includes teacher guide, My Fraction Sundae sheet, fraction guide, and templates) at my store on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Happy Fractioning!

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