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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chocolate Alert-Hershey's Math!

FREE OFFER-snow just for much would you like?  We have another 2 hr delay!  Ok, 51 school closings and delays in Northeast WI...can you say, "ROSE, YOU SHOULD STILL BE SLEEPING."

On to math...yesterday we used Hershey's bar to help us understand and demonstrate our understanding of fractions.  A sweet parent, donated 17 Hershey's bars and each student got one to show parts of a whole- 1/12, 12/12, 3/12, 4/12, and 1/2 or 6/12.   We used the Hershy's Bar challenge.

With the perfectly cut rectangles, my students were easily able to break the pieces into groups!  They needed to share the sections with 2 friends, 3 friends, 4 friends, and also in the end, keep the whole thing to themselves and eat 12/12!  We also incorporated measuring by measuring the length and width.  SWWEEEETTT MATH!


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