## Monday, September 5, 2011

### Corn and Tomato Soup

Nope…I’m not talking about a recipe.  I do this activity each year with my students when we are working on number sense for seven. During math morning meeting I told them I was making corn and tomato soup but I could only use a combination of seven pieces of corn and tomato in all. They helped me come up with all the different combinations of seven pieces of corn and tomato. Here’s what out chart looked like. I gave them a little mini lesson on how to draw corn and tomatoes….I’m always amazed at the ohhs and ahhhs I get….because I can’t draw…at all.

After we did the problem whole group they worked on their own to make corn and tomato soup using seven pieces in all.

After they completed their page we met back whole group and several students showed their combinations on the promethean board. They had to drag over corn and tomatoes to display their combination, write the equation and the answer.

Math Stations this week
Fish Tank for Six

Shake Those Beans for Six

Spill and Record for Six

On and Off for Six

The last two files are on my computer at school I’ll try to get them uploaded on tomorrow.
Tomorrow we will complete a wall display of Corn and Tomato Soup. I’ll be sure to take pictures and post a copy of the pages for that display.
Happy Labor Day!!!!

1. I love this! I may have to start calling the counters corn and tomato. :)

2. Yolanda...I love these ideas!! Thanks for sharing with us.

3. Thank you. I never thought of corn and tomatoes when looking at those yellow/red counters. Ha ha ~ I love it!

❀Barbara❀

4. I love your ideas! I never thought of those counters as corn or tomatoes. Thanks for sharing.

5. I LOVE all of your wonderful ideas! I have listed you in my Top Ten blogs!Hope you have a great holiday weekend!
Kelie
MrsDugginsDoodlebugs

6. Such a cute idea to make using those counters more fun! Thanks for the recording sheet, too. :)

http://thesilverlininginteaching.blogspot.com/

7. I'm jealous of the 2nd grade teachers who get your kids next year! You do so much to build their number sense.

8. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I'm about to start my book study on "Math Work Stations" and all your examples with be helpful to show the participants.
Deborah

9. Did you get that form the 7 Peas and Carrots Investigation lesson? I always change that lesson to apples and bananas to match my counters too! But I never thought of corn and tomatoes=) We're on the lesson in a few days, I might just stick with veggies this year.

10. I also thought of the peas and carrots lesson from Investigations. That's the lesson I'm teaching tomorrow. I like your spin on things.
Lauren