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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Morsel of an Idea: Interactive Notebook Culinary Math page and a Sewing Math page

Math in Culinary classes--reviewing tablespoons in a cup and Math in Sewing classes--reviewing inches in a yard

This week I've spent a lot of time looking at elementary teacher blogs to see what great ideas I can "steal" and tweak for FACS classes. And at least 2 kindergarten teachers have introduced notebooks during their math/calendar group time in order to keep the kinders engaged. Both have sheets inserted into page protectors so that students can use dry erase or Vis-à-vis markers on them. Children can have practice pages with sample copies of what gets introduced or reviewed on the bulletin board. If not familiar with "calendar" boards math times, it is a whole group instruction time to only take 10 minutes or so to cover day of the week, yesterday was, today is, tomorrow will be, today's weather, today's season, the number of the day expressed in ones or tens, the number of the school day expressed in ones or tens or hundreds, and any additional concepts and/or skills the teacher wants to include.

Since I've had high school students struggle with simple mathematics necessary for cooking and sewing, I thought maybe creating some culinary math and sewing math calendar notebook pages would help. Students can have a section in their binder for the "calendar" work.


Culinary and Math Cup and Tablespoons measurements



1 cup =
___ ___ tablespoons
½ cup =
___ ___ tablespoons
¼ cup =
___ ___ tablespoons
¾ cup =
___ ___ tablespoons
3 teaspoons =
___ tablespoon
1 cup =
3 x 16 = ___ ___ teaspoons


Measuring Spoons | I got mine for my wedding years ago, and … | Flickr  Measure Cups Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures created by Becca Sadler 2017 https://beccasheartland3.blogspot.com

 

and for sewing:

Sewing and Math Yard Fractions



4/4 = 1 yard =
_______ inches
½ or 2/4 yard =  
_______ inches
¾ yard ( ¼ + ¼ + ¼)=
_______ inches
¼ yard =
_______ inches
3/3 = 1 yard =
_______ inches
⅓ yard =
_______ inches
⅔ yard  (⅓ + ⅓ )=
_______ inches



Measuring Tape Free Stock Photo - Public Domain Pictures        Image from page 14 of "The new dressmaker; with complete a… | Flickr     created by Becca Sadler 2017; https://beccasheartland3.blogspot.com

 

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