Monday, May 16, 2011
C has been learning fractions in school, so I couldn't resist borrowing The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Fractions Book by Jerry Pallotta from the library.
It's a little more advanced than the fractions he has learned so far, and it was all new to R, but they still had fun trying to figure out the math. They each got their own Hershey bar out of the deal, so who could complain about the math?!
A Hershey's milk chocolate bar is divided into twelve pieces. We spent some time talking about twelve-twelfths equaling one whole, six-twelfths equaling one half, etc. We will definitely borrow this book again.
Their favorite part of the lesson, however, was when I told them what fraction of the candy bar they could eat. I kept giving them fractions to eat until the candy bars were gone.
Thank you Ticia for the book recommendation!