# Multiplication banana split

Discussion in 'Third Grade' started by happy2teach, Jun 27, 2008.

1. ### happy2teachRookie

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Jun 27, 2008

Does anyone do a bulletin board of banana splits for learning multiplication facts? Where could I get the templates for the parts of the banana splits?

3. ### Missy99Connoisseur

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Jun 27, 2008

I did a google search and couldn't find anything for you as far as graphics for a bulletin board -- all the references to banana split math indicated that the kids learned & earned real banana splits!

Here's one letter to parents I found that explains how it works:

MULTIPLICATION BANANA SPLIT PARTY!

Dear Parents,
Our third grade math classes are very excited! We are planning a Multiplication Banana Split Party. The children will build their banana split according to how many multiplication facts they know. This is how they earn their “split” items:
TIMES TABLES ITEM IT EARNS
2---------------------------BOWL
3---------------------------ICE CREAM
4------------------------CHOCOLATE TOPPING
5---------------------------SPOON
6------------------------WHIPPED CREAM
7--------------------------CHERRY
9------------------------CARAMEL TOPPING
0-9--------------------------BANANA
The party will be held on XXX xxth. If you are able to contribute an item on the list, please write it down and I will be contacting you before the party. Please encourage your child to learn ALL the facts so they have a delicious Banana Split!

Thank you,

I will be willing to contribute _____________________.
CHILD’S NAME____________________________
PARENT’S NAME____________________________

Hope this helps.

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I had thought about using this in the past but I don't like that it singles students out. For example, what if you have a student that doesn't earn the spoon? Or, if you have a bulletin board up, what about that student who isn't doing so well?

5. ### Jesus loves youNew Member

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I do the multiplication banana splits every year.
The Mailbox Superbook for Grade 3 has a copy of the banana split.
It is product number TEC452.

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I did this when I was in third grade. I had forgotten all about this tell I read this. I think I will do this with my class this coming up year, I remember liking this as a kid. Thanks for the reminder.

7. ### MrsCMultitudinous

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This sounds like lots of fun and a good incentive for many of your students. The Special Ed teacher in me just needs to ask if you will build in any modifications or accommodations for your students with learning disabilities? Many of the students I work with will never learn their multiplication facts, but would be devastated to never be able to participate in this kind of class incentive. A possible modification could be that, if you have students with learning difficulties, they could receive credit if they learn 4 or 5 of the facts from each family instead of all of them.

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