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Fractions In The Kitchen

Fractions in the Kitchen

Ginger Raven

Chico Jr. High School, Chico, CA

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My name is Ginger Raven and I am an Assistant Principal at Chico Junior High School and former Home Economics Teacher.

My web site is: http://ctap295.ctaponline.org/~graven/index.html

My email is: graven@cusd.chico.k12.ca.us

This is a seventh/eighth grade Math lesson (standard 1.0) on fractions. The students will use a cookie recipe to double, triple and cut in half fractions.

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• Expectations

• Create a lesson using technology to be used in a math classroom

• To learn how to use Excel to show results with graphs and charts

• To learn how to use power point for presentations

• How to put a lesson on a web site

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• Outcomes

• I learned the following:

• Searching the internet for educational websites

• Using Excel to create graphs

• Using Power point to create a presentation

• Web page creation in Netscape Composer

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• Successes

• Students realize the use of math in real life situations

• Students interest in learning math increased

• Food always creates built in incentive to learn

• Students learned how to measure accurately

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• Successes Continued

• Met standards

• Students use of measuring utensils introduced in relation

• to fractions.

• Students use the internet to find recipes

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• Shortcomings

• Lack of student knowledge of how to do fractions

• Lack of student knowledge of cooking

• Time and equipment so students could make their own

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Student Data

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The students improved in their post tests and the average of their projects. There were a few students that did not improve. These students weren’t quite ready for fractions or their attendance was poor.

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Revisions

After reviewing the data, I noticed that the students needed more practice with fractions before making the cookie recipe. Their wasn’t enough time for the students to learn how to use the cooking lab and make the cookies. I would make the unit longer in length.

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Summary

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This project helped me see how using technology motivates students to learn. Our PLATO lab has been very successful in remediating students. This lesson encouraged students to see the value of learning math and how they will use it all their lives. Creating lessons around the standards is necessary today and hopefully these lessons will be helpful to other teachers. I learned many new techniques from this project.

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Student Work

The following slides contain pictures of the math lab students working on the Fractions in the Kitchen lesson.

Enjoy!

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