Saturday, October 23, 2010

Math Fractions

So many yummy ways to teach fractions, so little time.  Kendall and I have been working on basic fractions and I decided to let our math lessons be a cooking one on Thursday.  We practiced fractions while making Twinkie cake.  Yum!  We also got to practice those oh so important cutting skills and mixing skills.  
Kendall's first attempt at cutting a banana into 4 equal parts.  We had to brainstorm a better way.
Success!  Cutting a banana into four equal parts.

Checking how many ounces are in the can.
Ready to present at dinner that night.

Twinkie Cake

1 box Twinkies
20 oz can of crushed pineapple or cherry pie filling
1 big box vanilla pudding
large container of cool whip.
nuts and cherries for on top if desired.

Cut 9 twinkies lengthwise and lay them in a 9x13 pan.  Sneak into the pantry and eat the leftover twinkie will no kids are around.  :-)  Mix the pudding according to package directions.  Spread the pudding on the  twinkies.  Spread your fruit on top of the pudding.  Spread cool whip on top of fruit.  Top with nuts and                 
you're done!

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