Gingerbread Man Activities | Project Based Learning Math

Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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Engage your second grade or third grade math students in this hands-on project based activity. Students will take on the role of opening their own gingerbread workshop. Each day during this 15 day unit, students will complete various activities to get their workshop ready for customers to come through. Students will practice MANY different math skills: addition and subtraction to 1000, word problems, geometry, graphing, measurement, money and more. Students will do hands-on activities each day to practice these skills, and will record all of their work on their 17 pages of interactive recording sheets. A teaching guide, daily warm-ups for students and the answer key for every activity are also included.

This is the perfect supplement to any fairy tale unit, or to any classroom wanting to "celebrate the holidays" without using any of the holiday buzzwords. Students will LOVE this activity, and it is a great review project before standardized tests. Students will review many different vital skills in an interactive way that will be sure to have them wanting more.

This can be done whole group, but is best executed during small group time. Students can work on this alone or in partners. Students can all be doing the same activity, or can be working independently through the different simulations. This is a great independent activity for higher achieving learners.

Looking for more gingerbread activities? Check out the Gingerbread Man Literacy Unit to implement during ELA.

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Total Pages
74 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.
Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.


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