Family time in the kitchen can lead to opportunities to explore fractions in real-life circumstances and tap into children's engagement in the harvest season. You might supplement the October problems by setting up a time for your students to talk with a professional chef or event planner about how they use fractions in their jobs.
Lara Kikosicki and Debbie Prekeges are teachers from cobblestone elementary school in rocklin, california. They are both participants in a camsp grant success and math leaders in their district.
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