Today’s kitchen math discussion: “What do you notice?”
Next Inquiry: “What don’t you know?”
Investigation: Materials: paper/pencils/colored pencils/crayons or family learning journals (back of journal). Remind them to turn to the next available page and date it. Ask them to write the name for today’s kitchen math.
Inquire:“What fractions would you label the apple sections, the orange sections, and the banana sections?”
Next: Take a look at the apple “sail boats.” “If you cut the 4 apple sections in half… how many sail boats could you make?”; “How many cheese slices would you need to make the sails?”; “How many toothpicks would you need?” *Let them have 5-6 minutes to draft their thoughts (without talking). When they are finished, have them share how they came to their conclusions.
Next: Take a look at the orange character. “How many slices would it take to re-create the orange character?” *What might they need to know before they created a solution equation?
Kitchen Lab: Discuss:“What type of banana snack should we make to discover if today’s solutions can create a geometric shaped snack will work for the banana sections?” *Invite them to investigate their solutions: “Let’s investigate!”
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