for Pancake Day
The students will compile sets of
numbers and count them to figure answers to addition
paper circles per student , or pair of students. (To
represent pancakes - Worksheet
of small manipulatives, such as beans, to pose as
blueberries, chocolate chips, etc. (These will
be placed on the "pancakes".)
Addition Worksheet (most appropriate for older
each student, or pair of students, their 5
"pancakes" and a container of manipulatives.
They may cut their pancakes out or leave them intact
on the worksheet.
as a class to solve problems such as "I have 3
pancakes and they each have 2 blueberries on
them. How many blueberries are there
altogether?" The difficulty of the problems
will depend on the age of the students.
time for older students to create their own problems
on the Pancake
a lesson in diameter by having students measure
different size pancakes.
distances by having students see how far they can flip
a pancake. Cut the "pancakes" from heavy cardboard or craft foam.
Have the students flip the pancakes across an open area in the classroom or
outside. Use a spatula or have them flip it
directly from a pan.
any type of addition in which stacks of pancakes are
involved. A stack of 3 pancakes plus a stack of
2 pancakes, equals how many pancakes altogether?
Or figure out how many pancakes would be needed for
everyone in the class to have 2, 3, or more.