4 measuring cups - 1 cup

Cooking with Fractions

Ideas for applying the Math Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to functional situations with students who are blind or visually impaired.

Student will add and subtract fractions with like denominators and minuends less than or equal to 1  

Student will solve real life problems using daily living tools

Measuring cups in 1 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 2/3 cup sizes.  Medium sized bowl. Dry matter to measure such as sand, flour, rice or sugar. 

This lesson will use common kitchen measuring tools to reinforce the concept of subtracting fractions from a whole.  The student will need to have a foundation in adding and subtracting fractions. 


Word Problems:

Cooking with fractions - measuring cups

As an extension of the lesson the teacher could use a favorite recipe of the students and work with the student to adjust amounts in the recipe.  If time and space permitted teacher and student could make the recipe.

Also, the lesson can be adapted to reflect a greater degree of challenge depending on the students ability.  

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