Saturday, 19 January 2013

Math and Literature

 On Thursday we read the book Spaghetti and Meatballs by Marilyn Burns.  After we were finished reading we got out the blocks, tiles, geometric shapes and counters and tried to solve the problem of how to fit 32 people into tables for spaghetti dinner.  We worked with a small group on building the groups.  Most of us first tried 8 tables of 4.   How would you arrange the tables to fit 32 people for dinner?

Four tables of 8.

One table of 32

8 tables of 4

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! love your photos, I know your students were actively involved is the math and solving the problem!