Now that summer is here, I wanted to share a fraction sundae project that I did awhile back with my grade 3 students. I got the idea from this Scholastic book, “Math Art” that has tons of great ideas for integrating art with math.
I used the templates from the book for the bowl and the scoops, and the kids decided which kinds of ice cream they would include in the bowl. Of course the most important part is the labeling, which is where the fractions come in. In case it is hard to see in the picture, the kids write fractions for the scoops of ice cream. So, if there are 8 scoops altogether, and a student put 3 scoops of mint chocolate chip, she writes “3/8 mint chocolate chip.” The kids loved this project and they made a fantastic bulletin board display!
Looking for more fun ways to practice fractions in your classroom?
Number lines are an essential tool for teaching fractions. Number lines help students understand fractions as numbers rather than simply “pieces of pizza.” This set of task cards will help your students practice fractions on a number line in a variety of different ways.
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I have that Math Art book, too. I love it!
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Very cute idea, both for the fractions and as a bulletin board!
I love your idea! Also, I just found your blog and found it neat that you live in MB too – there are not to many i've come across!
Kaleigh, where in MB do you live?
Hi Shelley! I live in Winnipeg and teach K-4 in Sanford.
Wow! Small world…I grew up in Elm Creek; played volleyball in Sanford a few times 🙂
Love this idea!
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How cute! What a great way to teach fractions! 🙂
How cute! I'm now following from the Teacher 2 Teacher giveaway! I love your blog design too =) I just finished my new teacher blog and I chose this design as well. =)
I have just added this to my summer book list! Also, thanks for contributing to the Teacher 2 Teacher giveaway, it is another amazing venture!
Cute idea. I love the variety.
Thanks for the idea. I plan to find a copy of this book.
I love the math art! It would make the most creative bulletin board!
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