PLAY DAY - YEAH!
This Web Quest asks your child to plan a menu for a group of students
who will be attending a Play Day. This activity builds on a theme developed
at the beginning of Chapter 10. It will allow your child to practice multiplication
and division and see the relationship between the two.
- The first step of the activity is to establish how many kids will
be in each group. Have your child explain the strategy he or she used
to come to the answer. Discuss with your child some of the food and
drink that might be good to serve at a Play Day. Encourage your child
to think about the quantities one would need to serve 7 people.
- Visit the following grocery websites:
To run the demo at the last website you will need to give a postal
code. If your own does not work, try M6H 1W3 or any other Toronto
area postal code.
- Discuss with your child the different sizes and quantities available.
Because many items are available in bulk, your child may find the quantity
of an item hard to visualize. Help your child visualize quantities by
giving them practical examples to compare from around your house. For
example, have your child pick up a 2- pound bag of potatoes and ask
them what they think 2 pounds of licorice would be like.
- Have your child save the pictures of the items they have chosen. Insert
them in My
Play Day Menu. Complete the rest of the sheet.
Your child should be familiar with the following vocabulary:
division, multiplication, multiples, array, fact family, divisor, remainder,
dividend, equally, estimate, quotient, and mean.