In this maths lesson story, the prince will only eat sandwiches cut in two even halves, but he wants a different shape every day. What is the king and queen to do? Worried over his refusal to eat they organise a competition for a new sandwich designer who can solve the problem. How many different ways can you cut a sandwich in two even halves, and do the halves need to look the same? A fun fairytale with a happy ending when the new sandwich designer is appointed to solve the problem. This book is also a fun maths lesson about fractions, with an exercise included at the end of the book for children to try out the problem themselves.
This book is a fun maths lesson for early grades as well as being very entertaining.
The book is another great maths lesson story brought to us by Marsha Landau and her grand daughter SD Monahan.
Excerpt from A Fractionated Fairytale – A maths lesson story
Once upon a time a young girl named Katharine lived in a snug cottage not far from the castle, where her mother stitched the royal quilts. Katharine’s mother brought home scraps of fabric for Katharine, who made beautiful
miniature quilts. Quilt-making was easy and fun for Katharine but she longed for something more challenging to put her mind to. If only I could get an education, Katharine thought, I’d be able to find my true calling
Every night, Katharine’s mother reported on life at the castle. The favorite topic was the unseemly behavior of Prince Henry, just the same age as Katharine and the only child of the King and Queen. Katharine loved listening to stories about Henry. Most of the royal staff described Henry as “bossy” and “demanding” and “downright unpleasant.”
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I love it!!!!
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I didn’t like it I loved it
Creative, elegant, awesome!
That’s a great short story a child could use to learn.
I certainly enjoyed this story, and can’t wait to share it with some young people I know. The tribute to quilt-makers in and out of palace circles was well-taken.
Thank you, Kathleen! I think the connections between quilt-making and mathematics are too often overlooked–to me, they are both about patterns and relationships.
Thank you, Gene!!
I didn’t like it, I LOVED it (the story & the pictures)! What a clever way to explain the concepts of area and congruence. Especially nice for mother’s day – a tribute to all of the smart, talented ladies on this family tree.