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Math in Literature Lessons

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew

Author and Illustrator: Keiko Kasza

Key math concepts: Counting by 100’s

Investigations unit: Coins, Coupons and Combinations

Materials: book, 100s blocks

Purpose/goal: Celebrate 100th Day of School

Lesson/activity

Introduce:

  1. Count from 1 to 100.
  2. Read book.

Develop:

  1. Have the students identify every time the teacher says the words “one hundred” as the story is read.
  2. Use the 100 chart to skip count to 100, counting by 5s and 10s.

Extend:

  • Cook 100 mini pancakes or cookies for the class to share, just as the wolf shared with the chickens.

Submitted by: Barbara Hayes, Columbus Schools, Gr 2


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Last updated January 16, 2006