Thanksgiving Feast Project Based Learning – 2nd Grade Math
⭐THANKSGIVING FEAST is a project-based learning task that involves using 2nd grade math standards to plan for a Thanksgiving feast. Your students will be in charge of planning, preparing, and serving a magnificent and delicious Thanksgiving feast. This resource contains a standards-based unit in both printable PDF and Google Slides versions – so it’s the perfect activity to increase engagement and interest in any classroom. Students should determine the ingredients and baking time for dinner rolls, calculate the masses of all the ingredients to make the side dishes, bake and divide five types of pie into equal parts and solve word problems, use geometry to set the tables for the feast, and more! Additional “challenge activities” engage students and develop further understanding of the concepts and skills.
⭐ This project-based learning task involves using the following CCSS math standards to solve problems related to preparing a Thanksgiving feast.
- 2.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions.
- 2.OA.B.2 Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies.
- 2.OA.C.3 Determine whether a group of objects (up to 20) has an odd or even number of members; write an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends.
- 2.OA.C.4 Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.
- 2.NBT.A.2 Count within 1000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
- 2.NBT.A.4 Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
- 2.NBT.B.7 Add and subtract within 1000.
- 2.NBT.B.8 Mentally add 10 or 100 to a given number 100-900, and mentally subtract 10 or 100 from a given number 100-900.
- 2.MD.C.7 Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.
- 2.MD.D.10 Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with a single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories.
- 2.G.A.3 Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares; describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc.; and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths.
✏️ Printable & Digital Format – Printable PDF & Google Slides formats make this resource perfect for classroom instruction, distance learning, and everywhere in between. Digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used for combination classroom and virtual instruction situations.
✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice key math skills.
✏️ Differentiation – Three challenge activities mean that you can challenge your high-performing students while making the resource accessible to your on-level and below-level students.
- Teacher Directions & Standards Addressed
- Student Directions
- Baking Rolls (Addition, Arrays)
- On the Side (Naming & Comparing Numbers, Addition & Subtraction)
- Turkey Time (Time)
- Pies Galore (Fractions, Word Problems)
- Setting the Table (Geometry)
- Challenge #1: Uncle Travis’ Plate
- Challenge #2: Corn on the Cob
- Challenge #3: Word Problems
- Self-Reflection & Evaluation
- Answer Key
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Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 3rd Grade version!
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