Breakfast Math Activity

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Updated on Aug 20, 2013

Waffles and berries make for a great way to help your child learn her fractions. It’s fun, easy and best of all, super delicious! Get your little one's brain going in the morning as you show her how yummy math can be.

What You Need:

  • Toaster
  • Plate
  • Fork
  • 1 frozen waffle
  • 10 fresh blueberries
  • Optional: syrup, whipped cream, butter, and anything else that might make a waffle delicious

What You Do:

  1. Place the frozen waffle on a plate.
  2. Then, let her place the blueberries in a small pile on her plate.
  3. Next, it's time to practice those fractions! Call out a random fraction. For instance, you could say ¾.
  4. Encourage her to place the correct amount of berries in the indented waffle spaces to create a visual representation of the fraction (For example: three blueberries in three indentations of the top half of the waffle and four blueberries in four of the indentations on the bottom of the waffle).
  5. Repeat until she’s done enough hard work to earn her waffle reward.
  6. Have your child plug the toaster into the wall.
  7. Then, help her place the waffle in the toaster.
  8. Let her decide her desired crispness setting. Remember that during the blueberry fraction practice, the waffle may have thawed out a little, so you'll need to take that into account when deciding how crisp you'd like the waffle to be.
  9. Help her turn the toaster on.
  10. Allow the waffle to cook completely.
  11. Once the waffle ready, let it cool down for about 10 seconds and help her carefully transfer it to a plate.
  12. Have her add her blueberry toppings as well as any additional toppings she might enjoy.
  13. Let her dig in!