Time to be the coolest parent or teacher on the block again! With chocolate in abundance this time of year why not set up a special chocolate tasting event? Even better this activity incorporates a little math lesson as well. Get ready for the tastiest math lesson ever with our Chocolate Tasting Mathematics Activity.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE CHOCOLATE TASTING MATHEMATICS ACTIVITY
a variety of chocolates (I used an assortment of Dan’s Truffles and cut them into bite sized pieces)
AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT ENHANCED BY THE CHOCOLATE TASTING MATHEMATICS ACTIVITY
literacy development (tasting chart, labeled chocolates)
fine motor development (filling in the boxes)
mathematics (sorting chocolate types, creating a chart, examining findings, counting, addition)
HOW TO MAKE THE CHOCOLATE TASTING MATHEMATICS ACTIVITY
Start by creating a chocolate tasting sheet for each participant. I photocopied the chocolate wrappers on my home printer and then put a YES box and a NO box next to each chocolate. Each sheet was labeled with the participant’s name.
Give each participant a plate with bite sized pieces of chocolate. Label each chocolate using a small piece of paper.
As a group taste one piece of chocolate at a time. After tasting a piece of chocolate each participant decides whether he liked it and colors in the Yes box or No box.
Quinn loved this activity so much he wants to keep track of our dinners now too. Stay tuned, I think we have a little mathematician in our house!
What’s your favorite chocolate? Looks like we are a dark chocolate family!