Kids today, though, can learn about all types of concepts through children's literature and hands-on manipulatives. From fractions to geometry and countless other concepts, children who prefer to learn visually can now more easily grasp the new math concept at hand. Teachers can present these enthralling story books, often in tandem with yummy, edible manipulatives, and learning seems to more naturally follow.
For example, it doesn't matter how many times I tried to teach my 3rd graders about fractions (on the white board, overhead, paper and pencil, etc!), it wasn't until they had a Hershey's chocolate bar in their hands and we read "The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book" together that the idea of wholes and parts really solidified in their collective mind.
Here is a list of other delicious ways to help your students learn math concepts quickly and calorically:
- Twizzlers Percentages Book
- The Hershey's Kisses Addition Book
- Reese's Pieces Math Fun
- Skittles Riddles Math
- Hershey's Milk Chocolate Weights and Measures
- Twizzlers: Shapes and Patterns