## Presentation on theme: "Making Peanut Butter Cookies (Fourth Grade: Math)"— Presentation transcript:

Fun, Fun, Fun This PowerPoint is to help students with math (mainly fractions and measuring). By making cookies, it will help them see math in a visual. This is a fun way to get your students interested in learning mathematics.

Conversions Measurements: Cooking
16 tablespoons = 1 cup 12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup 10 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 2/3 cup 8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup 6 tablespoons = 3/8 cup 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon = 1/3 cup 4 tablespoons = 1/4 cup 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons = 1/6 cup 1 tablespoon = 1/16 cup 2 cups = 1 pint 2 pints = 1 quart 3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon 48 teaspoons = 1 cup

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt

Directions Cream the butter, butter flavored shortening, and sugars. Add eggs and blend. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and stir until well blended. Measure out tablespoonfuls of dough and roll into balls. Place 3 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Make crisscross pattern with fork. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) 8-10 minutes until set, but not hard. Do not over bake. Leave on sheets for 2 minutes before removing. Cool, and store in covered container. Beginning

Video on fractions This link is to a video that shows students how to add fractions with different denominators.

Examples Converting fractions: Example: 1/2 + 2/3= ?
First you find a common denominator 2: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10,……. 3: 3, 6, 9, 12,……. 6 is the common denominator 1/2 x 3/3 = 3/6 2/3 x 2/2 = 4/6 3/6 + 4/6 is the same things as 1/2 + 2/3. It equals 7/6 or 1 1/6. You can do this with any fraction Video