Friday, September 9, 2011

Snack + Math= Fun

I have been seeing math activities on the web with fish crackers that I have been dying to try. Awhile ago "A" had a blast using M&Ms for math so I knew this would be a hit. First I downloaded the a graph from kidscount1234. It's always interesting how even though you work on a skill some of them just come easier than others. "A" really needed help with the graph but by the end I think he was feeling more confident. Now comes for the fun part. Over at Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational she made a fun "Go Fishing" math worksheet. After putting fish crackers on a blue construction paper pond take your fishing rod (pretzel rod and peanut butter) and then go fishing. A tip that I learned make the pile of fish reasonable. I ended up having over 40 crackers and that got to be a little much with not only the graphing but the addition/subtraction. Twenty or less is a better amount crackers. I would like to say that "A" supposedly HATES peanut butter but surprisingly no complaints as he ate snack...hmmmm interesting!
We had lots of yellow so I changed graph a bit.
Going Fishing
He caught one-so fun!!!
And of course the math portion of it all.

1 comment:

  1. oh, how I love fun with food! :) the best way to get kids into math is by incorporating things like this!

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase & hope to see you again this week-