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ERIC Number: ED441694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 136
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-924886-16-1
Math on the Menu: Real-Life Problem Solving For Grades 3-5. Teacher's Guide.
Barber, Jacqueline; Beals, Kevin; Bergman, Lincoln
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)
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:; Web site: http://www.lhs.berkeley. edu/GEMS.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Also supported by: the McDonnell-Douglas Foundation and the McDonnell-Douglas Employee's Community Fund; Employees Community Fund of Boeing California and the Boeing Corp.; the Hewlett Packard Co.; Chevron USA; the William K. Holt Foundation; Join Hands; the Health and Safety Alliance; the Microscopy Society of America (MSA); the Shell Oil Company Foundation; the Crail-Johnson Foundation.