Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Fractions Lesson and Book


Kids love using MANIPULATIVES when learning math.  The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar works great for teaching FRACTIONS.




 It is already divided into 12 equal sections.  Lots of math concepts can be taught with this candy bar:

  • numerators and denominators
  • identifying and labeling fractions
  • adding and subtracting fractions
  • equivalent fractions
  • improper fractions (need 2 candy bars)
12/12 = 1 whole


5/12

6/12 = 1/2

There is also a children's book by Jerry Palotta and Rob Bolster to go along with the chocolate bar to help teach/review the concept of fractions.




Have fun with fractions!






  

4 comments:

  1. Hi Marcia:

    And that's why KitKat bars are divided into fourths!

    : )

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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    1. Of course! and so are the mini Hershey Bars! Thanks for visiting!:)

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  2. What a great idea for teaching fractions. Can't wait to check out the book!! I shared this with my Facebook readers here: https://www.facebook.com/LivingLifeIntentionally - thanks for linking up to TGIF, I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow!!
    Beth

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    1. Thanks Beth for all you do! :)
      Marcia

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