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Happy Spring! Math Ideas to Leap into Spring!

Posted on March 20, 2012. Filed under: Elementary math, Problem Solving | Tags: , , |

Happy Spring!  Make some ice cream.  It is a fun, interdisciplinary, standards based activity.  The students can measure, write and do an experiment.  I have done this a few times and it is always a delightful, delicious, dandy way to spend the day.

You can do it a few ways.  I would always get parent volunteers though.  You could do it as a whole class, with everyone following along step by step.  Or, you could do it as one of your math center activities.  I would do a few lessons before actually making the ice cream.  I would do a graph of favorite types of ice cream (the students would get to flavor their ice cream with their choice).  I might do a social studies lesson on how ice cream gets from the cow to the cone.  Of course we would talk about the science of making the ice cream. We would absolutely write about the process.  Here are some resource to get started:)

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Do it!  Let me know how it goes!  Have fun!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki






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