Monday, March 26, 2012

Candy Bar Volume


I thought I would share this idea my friend and colleague came up with. She he had the idea to use candy bars to teach students volume. First, I read the book Counting on Frank by Rod Clement. If you've never read this book, it's really cute. The little boy likes finding the volume of things using unusual items. For example, he finds it would take 10 whales to fill his entire house. I talk about  when you find volume you have add the label cubed, so I stopped through out the book and had the students tell me how the volume would be labeled. Next, I gave the students two different candy bars and the printable. That had to use a ruler to measure and calculate to find the volume of their candy bar. A few students struggled but most caught on quickly.  Click {HERE} or the picture to grab a free copy of this activity. Let me know what you think.

Good luck as you continue to create magic in your classroom!

10 comments:

  1. OH! So much fun :) I bet your kids LOVED this!! I just might be borrowing it to use in my class.

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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    1. The kids ate it up:) Ha Ha! Hope you can use it. This is another standard I will lose next year.

      Selina

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  2. I love any lesson that incorporates food. If I was your student, you would have had my complete undivided attention. Plus, I love integrating literature and math.

    Michelle
    Teach123

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    1. Thanks Michelle! I like to incorporate food, too. Some people strongly disagree with giving kids sweets, but I think a little bit won't hurt:)

      Selina

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  3. Hi Selina:

    I'm doing this the day we come back from break.
    Sounds like so much fun... Thanks for sharing!

    Kim
    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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    1. You are welcome! I hope it goes well.

      Selina

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  4. Thank you for this great freebie! I will have my student's attention with this lesson.

    Amanda
    The Teaching Thief

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    1. You are so welcome! I'm your newest follower:)

      Selina

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  6. Thanks! Saved me for volume lesson in science as well as using our leftover Halloween candy. Thanks!

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