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 The Literature Connection: Overview of the Lesson The Literature Selection In this lesson the counting book Cucumber Soup by Vickie Leigh Krudwig was utilized. High-level 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.

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