A to Z Teacher Stuff ~ Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Themes, Tips, Printables, and more
advertise
Go Back   A to Z Teacher Stuff Forums > TeacherChat Forums > Grade Specific Forums > Third Grade


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-27-2008, 03:46 PM
happy2teach happy2teach is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 17
California
Multiplication banana split

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?
Reply With Quote

 
  #2  
Old 06-27-2008, 06:12 PM
Missy99's Avatar
Missy99 Missy99 is offline
Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2,054
TX
Going to land a new position!
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
8--------------------------COOKIE
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,
3rd Grade Teachers


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


Hope this helps.
__________________
Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. Author Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-12-2008, 11:19 PM
zoerba's Avatar
zoerba zoerba is offline
Comrade
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 374
Alaska
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?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-23-2008, 07:19 AM
Jesus loves you Jesus loves you is offline
Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1
Texas
3rd Grade Teacher
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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-23-2008, 09:45 PM
redrose21's Avatar
redrose21 redrose21 is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 36
CA, USA
3rd Grade Teacher
Quote:
Originally Posted by Missy99 View Post
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
8--------------------------COOKIE
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,
3rd Grade Teachers


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


Hope this helps.
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.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-24-2008, 06:19 AM
MrsC's Avatar
MrsC MrsC is offline
Multitudinous
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 10,898
Ontario, Canada
Grade 7/8
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.
__________________
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop
Confucius

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-01-2008, 03:37 PM
bowler's Avatar
bowler bowler is offline
Novice
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 74
I did this last year in 4th and my kids loved it!!! I made my own templates and had the kids help me cut them out after I lamenated the construction paper.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
banana, multiplication, split

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off










All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:32 AM.


Copyright © 1997-2010 A to Z Teacher Stuff, L.L.C.  All Rights Reserved.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.
Questions, comments, and suggestions: Contact Us
Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.