The Pancake Menu: What will you order? w/ play money packet! Hands-on Math Fun


Kids Math Teacher presents a fun, hands-on approach to the pretend game of restaurant. Kids choose for themselves which pancakes they want. There is play money on and order sheets you can download and print! You get a money packet with this order!

Hardcover book with laminated pages come with a fun Menu Money packet: (10) $1, (5) $5, (5) $10, (5) $20, (8) 0.25, (8) 0.10, (8) 0.05, (8) 0.01. 5 copies of the Pancake Order sheet, and two unsharpened pencils.

Great for math centers and free time play with math!

Kids can have lots of fun as they pretend, plus there are even recipes for each item of the menu to extend the fun!

This book comes autographed by the author, Lucy Ravitch, and will be a great addition to your class or home library. Get your copy today!

Here are all the common core alignments:

K.CC.A.1 (using the menu money change (.01 and .10)) Kids might question why they are written like this (which you can explain that is their value compared to a dollar–a dollar is made up of 100 cents and 1 cent is one hundredth of a dollar!)
K.CC.A.2 (again working with menu money change)
K.CC.B.4, K.CC.B.5, K.CC.B.6 (working with pancakes and kids having pancakes as the counting object)
K.G.A.1 (fun to make and see shapes of pancakes as well as talk about their positions of other things around it–the plate and desk are beneath is, what is the right and to the left?)
K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2 (see the length and width of a pancake (especially funny shaped ones), compare the different pancakes from the book or ones you make or draw)

1.G.A.1 (Make pancake shapes–just look at the star and dollar pancake–not to mention all the circular ones…)
1.G.A.3 (cutting up pancakes!)
1.MD.A.1 (Do all pancakes turn out the same when you make them? Compare size and length of different pancakes or ones that were supposed to be the same if you make them.)
1.MD.C.4 (Take a survey/poll about kids favorite pancake from the menu and use it for your lesson)
1.OA.A.1 (Scenario or real life: class having pancakes and some get eaten)
1.OA.A.2 (Tons of word problems you can make!)

2.MD.C.8 MONEY (this is one of the main reasons why every 2nd grade teacher needs The Pancake Menu!)
2.MD.D.10 (class surveys, make bar graphs and charts or do other types of experiments and applications)
2.GA.3 (cutting up pancakes–if you can’t make them, draw them!)

3.NBT.A.1 (Kids will learn the place value system and money is a great way to teach it!)
3.G.A.2 (Cutting pancakes)
3.NF.A.3.B, 3.NF.A.3.C, 3.NF.A.3.D (Working with recipes and the measurements are fun and hands-on)
3.MD.A.1 (time making pancakes)
3.MD.A.2 (measuring pancakes)
3.MD.B.3 (surveys with the pancakes or recipes)

4.G.A.1 (Making these with pancake batter in a squirt bottle would be awesome)
4.G.A.2 (Cutting pancakes if fun–even if the kids can’t eat them for health laws or allergy reasons)
4.NF.B.3.A, 4.NF.B.3.B, 4.NF.B.3.D (making/using recipes is a great way to teach fractions!)
4.NF.B.4.A, 4.NF.B.4.B, 4.NF.B.4.C (Recipes with all their measurements are great teaching tools)
4.NF.C.5, 4.NF.C.6 (Money and change is great for this!)
4.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.2 (There are lots of questions you and your students can make)

5.NF.A.1 (cooking comes in handy when teaching this principle)
5.NF.B.3 (sharing a meal between classmates)
5.NF.B.6 (think of scenarios if you needed to not double the recipe, but one recipe wasn’t enough–making 1.5 of the recipe!)
5.NF.B.7.C (sharing and using the recipes works great here)
Total Pages
32 page book with laminated pages!
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The Pancake Menu: What will you order? w/ play money packe
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