Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Doorbell Rang Lesson Plan

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchinson is a great way to introduce division.  Victoria and Sam are just sitting down to a plateful of Ma's cookies when the doorbell rings, and two of their friends arrive to share the feast. The doorbell rings again and again and each time the number of cookies per person dwindles until at last there is only one cookie per person and . . . the doorbell rings again! (Luckily, it's Grandma arriving with reinforcements.)

Before reading the story, have your child color in these cute little cookie manipulatives.

Show your child the cover of the book and have them make a prediction about what is going to happen in the story.  As you read the story, have the child use the cookie manipulatives to model the math problems in the book.

After reading the story, have your child complete this cookie math worksheet and mini-book report.

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