To quote a student "The most fun I've had doing math ever." See the entire animal cafe lesson by downloading the preview.
This lesson integrates math, science, critical thinking, and humor. Children are asked to feed their pet shark, caterpillar, and chicken using a menu and a limited budget. They must carefully consider how to spend their money and accommodate varied appetites.
Additionally, students are asked to apply the concept of living within a budget to their own lives. They also choose a meal for themselves using the Animal Cafe Menu but with no budgetary restrictions.
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