Yay! It’s Friday I don’t know about everyone else, but it sure its hard getting all the subject areas in during the day sometimes! I like to integrate my subjects as much as possible by incorporating literature into all the other core subjects as well. In this way, students can begin to see that even in math, reading can be included and that math is not always done with just paper and pencil work.
So, today, I grabbed a book off my bookshelf that I have used throughout the years in my math classes when introducing polygons to students: Shape Up! Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons by David Adler. This book is so much fun for the students! It introduces these simple geometry ideas with hands-on activities using FOOD! Food always gets the students’ attention and this book includes using cheese, pretzels, and bread to teach the lessons.
I created a quick packet today to go with this book (along with a few teacher tips). Just click on the picture below to download it for free!
I hope you enjoy it and happy math-ing!