Sunday, March 31, 2013

Math Salad



I wanted to share one of our favorite family meals. This meal was made up for and by our little math wizard, who happens to be more enthusiastic about numbers than vegetables.  His eyes light up when he sees Math Salad hits the table, though. 



Math Salad

Ingredients:

Post-it notes
Pencils
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Bell Peppers
Cheeses
Nuts
Apple chunks
Avocado
Carrots
Chicken nugget pieces
Sliced turkey
Craisins
Dressing
OR whatever you have on hand!

Directions:
Set out salad fixings in bowls. Add a point-value to each bowl on a post-it note. As each family member creates his or her salad, tally up the points in the salad and total them. Eat up!

You can make it competitive, or not. You can assign the more "exotic" ingredients higher point value, or not. You can prepare it yourself, or let the kids choose the numbers. You can bust out your calculator, or not. However you work it, enjoy!



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2 comments:

  1. What a great idea!


    We have a special focus this week on maths and number posts at the Empty Your Archive link party, and I would absolutely love for you to link this up, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

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  2. That cute! Do the least desired vegetables earn the highest point value? We eat tons of veges, but celery and radishes would earn big points and dad would win.

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