The Lion’s Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating It, Too by Matthew McElligott

Recommended Grades: 4-6

When the ant is invited to dinner with the King of the Jungle, she is mortified when the other party goers gobble up dessert (halving each piece for each party goer) leaving nothing but a crumb for the ant to share with the lion.  As a result, she offers to bake him a special dessert for the next night.  A lesson in manners and math, this book makes a great read aloud.    

Note: This month, I will share several Black Eyed Susan nominees. The Lion’s Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating It, Too is a 2011-2012 nominee.

Lesson Idea:


Math Connection: Read aloud The Lion’s Share: A Tale of Halving Cake and Eating It, Too at the beginning of a math unit on multiplication and division.  Provide students with manipulatives and have them re-create the scenario when the animals halve the cake and then again when the animals double the cake.

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