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Math on the Menu: Real-Life Problem Solving For Grades 3-5. Teacher's Guide

Link: http://www.lhs.berkeley. edu/GEMS.

There is plenty of "math on the menu" in the series of activities featured in this book. Students help the Rosada family start a Mexican restaurant featuring a variety of tostadas. Over the course of the unit, students apply different problem-solving strategies as they plan and expand the menu, determine different combinations of ingredients, analyze costs, set prices, and arrange tables and chairs in a new location. The activities build on one another, and children have the opportunity to use a wide variety of problem solving skills. Emphasis is placed on cooperative learning, language arts, and literature connections while the activities put mathematics learning in a real-world, multicultural context. (ASK)

  • Contributor: Barber, Jacqueline, Beals, Kevin, Bergman, Lincoln
  • Author's address: GEMS Revisions, Lawrence Hall of Science, Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-5200 (Item No. GEM525, $16). Tel: 510-642-7771; Fax: 510-643-0309; e-mail: [email protected]
  • Date Published: 00-00
  • Year: 2000

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