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Gator Pie- Fractions, Cooking, and Math Literature

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Gator Pie- Fractions, Cooking, and Math Literature
Gator Pie- Fractions, Cooking, and Math Literature
Gator Pie- Fractions, Cooking, and Math Literature
Gator Pie- Fractions, Cooking, and Math Literature
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Spice up your fraction lesson with this hands-on math experience based on the book "Gator Pie" by Louise Mathews. This activity uses math literature as a model for students to connect fractions with everyday life.

What can possibly be better than making alligator pie?

Originally, this lesson was created for my second grade classroom. However, I LOVE this book so much that I have adapted the activities to fit the needs of third and fourth graders.

One year, I even walked into the classroom dressed as a crocodile hunter with a ripped up fish net and a swamp hat. Boy, did my kiddos go crazy!

The absolute best part of this lesson is the look on the students' faces when the alligator bones (pistatio pudding) turns green. Every teacher has a favorite lesson, and this lesson is mine!

Click on the download preview to see a sample of my lesson and to get a couple of FREEBIES!

This unit features clipart from Scrappin Doodles, Lettering Delights, and includes:

~Gator Pie Poem
~Cooking Donation Parent Letter
~Fraction Circles
~Fraction Printable
~Biggest Piece of Pie Fraction Game
~Biggest Piece of Pie Fraction Strip

Happy Learning!
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On  September 8, 2013,  Buyer said:
My students and I loved this-dressed up as gator hunters, learned about fractions, and made pudding!!
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On  May 10, 2012Brooke Becker (TpT Seller) said:
Love this lesson...even though it's listed as being for 3rd & 4th grade I'm going to use it with my 2nd graders!
On  May 10, 2012Renee Smalley answered:
Thanks Brooke, you make me smile! Originally, alligator pie was created for a second grade classroom over five years ago. My kiddos went crazy when I walked into the classroom dressed as a crocodile hunter with a ripped up fish net and a swamp hat. The absolute best part of this lesson is the look on the students' faces when the alligator bones turn green. Every teacher has a favorite lesson, and this lesson is mine. Enjoy!
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On  April 22, 2014,  Buyer said:
great job...thanks
On  April 23, 2014Renee Smalley answered:
Enjoy!
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On  March 2, 2014Sherri Caballero  (TpT Seller) said:
Great addition to my Gator Gumbo book study.
On  March 2, 2014Renee Smalley answered:
I have never heard of Gator Gumbo but it sure sounds like fun!
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On  January 18, 2014MathCoach (TpT Seller) said:
This is great!
On  January 18, 2014Renee Smalley answered:
Wonderful, thank you for your purchase!
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On  October 14, 2012Andrea Blackburn (TpT Seller) said:
Great lesson. My students loved it.
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On  October 8, 2012,  Buyer said:
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On  June 17, 2012Scipi (TpT Seller) said:
Very clever and complete unit on fractions with an alligator theme. Graphics are colorful; activities well planned.
On  June 30, 2012Renee Smalley answered:
Thank you for your kind words!
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On  May 5, 2012,  Buyer said:
What a great way to connect math with daily life!
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On  June 17, 2012Scipi (TpT Seller) asked:
I saw your posting on the Sellers Forum page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. Here are a couple of suggestions that might help you to better market your products.

First, use the footer to put the copyright symbol, your name and date of creation on EVERY page. Items, especially free ones, have been "stolen" from TPT and posted on other sites to be sold. You have to protect all of your creations. Also, number your pages.

I am now your 14th follower, and hope you will reciprocate at my store as well. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SciPi/Products

Welcome to TPT, and good luck with selling!
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On  June 30, 2012Renee Smalley answered:
Thank you for your kind words and suggestions! I am in the process of creating a new product called "Happy Moo Year" right now and I took your advice by adding copyright and page numbers.
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Gator Pie- Fractions, Cooking, and Math Literature
Gator Pie- Fractions, Cooking, and Math Literature
Gator Pie- Fractions, Cooking, and Math Literature
Gator Pie- Fractions, Cooking, and Math Literature