## Friday, April 5, 2013

### Math activities with Eggs!

Let's get crackin' (I mean going)...

So many fun things to do with eggs, but my all-time favorite is Fractions with egg cartons.

Fractions with egg cartons has been around for a while, but I'm not sure how many teachers and parents know how many levels of fractions that can be done with them.  You can practice identifying fractions, adding fractions, subtracting fractions, multiplying fractions, and dividing fractions.  And while doing those you can talk about fraction equivalents, mixed fractions, and improper fractions.  Hopefully I didn't lose you there, but I will be posting specific lessons later on, but here are a few examples of what to do with EGGS and egg cartons.

Egg Carton Fractions:  While you work with eggs, you might go with the plastic eggs instead.  Also, using a picture of the egg carton may be best when recording your findings.
• Have fun seeing the different ways the eggs fit in the carton.  What fraction is that?