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3rd Grade Says Math Is Delicious!

This week third grade learned about equal sharing. They discovered how equal sharing can be used to solve division equations. We read the book The Doorbell Rang, where Ma makes a batch of a dozen chocolate chip cookies for her children Victoria and Sam. Each child has six cookies. But when the doorbell rings and friends drop by, the cookies must be shared. The doorbell rings again, and again, and again...until there is only one cookie for each child. What happens if the doorbell rings again? Will the cookies be divided? Will Ma make more cookies? Or will a special visitor surprise everyone? We talked about the book and then we used Cookie Crisps cereal as our manipulative to model the different ways we can equally share twelve cookies. It was some deliciously fun math!