Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Workship Wednesday: Using Food

Happy Wednesday!  We made it over the hump and only have two days until the week-end.   Today I am teaming up with Jivey for her Wednesday Workshop.  This weeks topic is math manipulatives.

I have used a variety of different math manipulative in the last couple of years.  Some of them are your standard ones like pattern blocks and base ten blocks, but I have also used some other items as manipulatives.  One of my favorite lessons was when I taught 3-dimensional shapes.  I found food items in the shapes and we identified the shapes of each piece of food.


Some of the foods I used were: Buggles, Hershey Kisses, Cheese Balls, Marshmallows and Jolly Ranchers.  The students loved this activity!  Everything is more fun with food especially in math!

I cannot wait to read all of the fabulous ways everyone else uses and stores their manipulatives!  Have a great rest of your evening!



  1. You are a girl after my own heart!! ;-) thanks for linking up!
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  2. Food makes the BEST math manipulatives! Awesome idea!!

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  3. Yes, food (especially small piece size food) is great for manipulatives! My favorite is a Hersey bar and dividing it into fractions.
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