Cookies in math class? Absolutely! This fun and engaging hands-on activity will get your students excited about doing math.
Students will be designing their perfect cookie within the limits of a budget. They will be filling out order forms for cookies, candy and frosting then designing and drawing their final product. This fun activity seamlessly ties in important concepts in math, specifically, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with money, and attributes of geometric shapes.
This lesson is divided into grades 2-3 and grades 4-5. In grades 2-3 students get lots of practice adding and subtracting with coins. There are coin counting mats and coin sheets to help students as they fill out their order forms. In grades 4-5, in addition to filling out their order forms, students will get practice using a compass and centimeter ruler.
There's nothing like cookies and M&Ms to get students motivated about doing math. But the best part is, they get to eat their math work when they're done!
Along with the pdf, you'll recieve a private link to the video version of the lesson where I share samples and offer tips.
Check out this video to see a preview of this lesson: Cookie Fun Preview
CCSS: 2.OA.1,2.OA.2, 2.NBT.5, 2.NBT.6, 2.NBT.7, 2.MD.8, 2.G.1, 3.OA.1, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.4, 3.OA.7, 3.NBT.2, 3.G.1, 4.OA.2, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5, 4.MD.1, 4.MD2, 4.MD5, 4G.1, 4G.2, 5.NBT.5, 5.G.3, 5.G.4
TEKS: Second Grade: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5A, 6A, 8A, 8C; Third grade: 4A, 4C, 4E, 4G, 4K, 5A, 5B, 5D, 6A, 6B; Fourth Grade: 2E, 4A, 4C, 4D, 4H, 6A, 6C, 6D, 8A, 8C; Fifth Grade: 3A, 3D, 3E, 5, 7