The Literature
Connection: Overview of the Lesson
The Literature Selection
 In this lesson the counting
book Cucumber Soup by Vickie Leigh Krudwig was utilized.
 Highlevel concepts such
as percent, fractions and ratio were brought into the lesson using this
book.
Making Insect Models
 Using snap cubes, the students
created representations of each group of insects in the book.
Creating Data Tables
 The students then created
data tables that showed the number of insects in each group.
 Students added multiples
to their tables by calculating how many bugs would be needed to move
more than one cucumber.
Fractions
 Fractions were practiced
by comparing the number of each type of insect represented on the hill.
 These fractions were then
converted to decimals and percents.
Ratio
 By discussing ratio, another
relationship with fractions was identified.
Probability
 The students were actively
engaged in discussing probability by predicting which bug would be drawn
from a bag.
FCAT Skills
 Problem solving, an FCAT
skill, was an integral part of the entire lesson.
Applying Math to the Real
World
 Students were actively involved
in working with all of these seemingly unique concepts and were readily
able to see their relationships.
