Ratios - A Gingerbread Math Craftivity for Working with Ratios
Get your students working with ratios with this fun December craftivity. You can use these Gingerbread Ratios as a whole group lesson (modelling how to solve one panel fully for the whole class), as a math center activity, math workshop, or early-finisher activity.
The original recipe is one the first panel. Students will then answer the questions on the other five panels – each one relating back to the original recipe. They will then color and decorate their gingerbread cookies before cutting out and assembling the final product – a 3D gingerbread cookie.
This resource contains options for two different sizes of gingerbread cookies – one on full sheets (great for display in a larger area and for students who need a larger writing area), and one on half sheets (great for smaller display areas and smaller writing). Print only the size you need.
I have also included a blank template of the gingerbread cookie for adding your own question (such as completing the ratio to make enough cookies for your class). You can add the problem yourself, or have students come up with their own problem. Blank templates can also be used as a cover page in case you want to assemble your gingerbread cookies into a book format instead of a 3D craftivity.
A rubric and answer key are also provided.
You have three different options for printing (you want your gingerbread cookies to be sturdy enough to stand on their own):
-Print on colored construction paper so your students only have a little bit of decorating to do (a good option if time is a factor)
-Print on cardstock (students will color the gingerbread cookies)
-Print on regular paper, then glue onto construction paper and cut out around the gingerbread cookies (students will color the pages).
For easier completion, be sure students complete each page BEFORE they assemble the gingerbread cookie.
This resource is included in my December Craftivities - Math Themed Craftivities which contains 3 different math craftivities perfect for the month of December.
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