A math menu is a list of tasks for students to choose from. This packet consists of real-world problems relating to addition and subtraction of fractions that will allow your students to demonstrate their problem solving skills and their knowledge of adding and subtracting with both fractions and mixed numbers.
This multiple day activity will allow your students the autonomy to make curriculum choices for themselves. The main tasks are written for a variety of levels, allowing your students to choose tasks that are challenging for themselves. Simply assign the minimum number of activities required for each area and let your students go to work.
The tasks are divided into appetizers, entrées, and desserts. The four appetizers are all meant to give your students a quick warm up that everyone can be successful with. They include working with sharing one whole, least common multiple, greatest common factor, converting fractions into time, and making one. The entrées are the main tasks. There are ten different tasks that progress in difficulty. They include finding different ways to make one-half in the garden, fractional amounts of time spent on field day activities, sharing movie theater treats, making snack mixes that equal one, converting recipes, adding recipe amounts, sharing a soda, weekly nap time amounts, and more. The four dessert pages all focus on mathematical thinking. They allow students to analyze errors, settle a debate, simplify fractions for cooking.
Also included are answer keys and a menu check-off list.
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