When I was teaching first grade a few years back, I made this item for my kiddos. It continues to be a popular little mini-unit at my store. Many teachers who have purchased this have used it for their observation lesson with great success! It is perfect to introduce the concept of equal groups and fractions of a set with the book, The Doorbell Rang.
Right now, in second grade, we are taking the concept of equal groups to a new level by introducing arrays.
I expanded this item to include some teaching posters that show cookies arranged in rows and columns for beginning multiplication and division concepts too.
The students create a booklet that follows the pattern in the story, where more friends arrive at the door and the 12 cookies Ma baked must be shared equally.
This photo of my first graders making their books is a few years old, but you can get the idea!
These are the new book pages:
My favorite part of this whole activity is having the Principal come down, in an apron, to deliver a batch of fresh baked cookies! ;)
He's a good sport!
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Hope you like it!