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Cookie Contest

Resource ID#: 49864

Primary Type: Lesson Plan

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This MEA asks students to decide which factors are important in choosing the best cookie in a cookie contest. Students will take on the role of cookie critics to provide feedback to a teacher whose grade level is deciding which cookie to use for a fundraiser. They will rank order their choices from the best to worst cookie. Students will provide a detailed written explanation for how they decided to rank factors and their solution. They will show their work while adding up to 4 two-digit numbers to calculate the total number of votes.

General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 2
Intended Audience: Educators
Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, LCD Projector, Microsoft Office
Instructional Time: 2 Hour(s) 30 Minute(s)
Resource supports reading in content area: Yes
Freely Available: Yes
Keywords: MEA, add, addition, two-digit, place value, read aloud, problem solving, cookie, cookies, contest, fundraiser, ingredients
Resource Collection: STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Aligned Standards

Name Description
MAFS.2.NBT.2.5: Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
MAFS.2.NBT.2.6: Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
MAFS.2.NBT.2.7: Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.
LAFS.2.SL.1.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  1. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
  2. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others.
  3. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
LAFS.2.W.3.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.