How I Use It
I use this for small group activities. Students love this. This is a great way to teach not only math, but following instructions. The students must follow a recipe and make the exact measurements to create what their costumers order. If they do a good job, the costumers will return. It is a great way to teach responsibility. They have to make sure they do the job correctly and follow the recipe exactly. They must then measure out the different ingredients and create the perfect meal. They use various measuring techniques, including keeping the temperature of the food. They also have a health inspector that comes sporadically, so the students must learn to clean up their mess and make sure they keep a clean kitchen. Once they earn their coins, they are able to buy things for their food truck. This also teaches them about saving their money and using it responsibly.
I think this game is a fun way to teach students about measurement, following directions, and responsibility. The game says if is for students 5 to 8, however I think it could go higher. It could be great for students up to the fourth grade. I also feel that if a teacher were to use lemonade stand with their classroom as they get older, this would coincide well with the concept. You want to make sure students have an understanding of responsibility as well following directions. This game helps with both of those as well as various math concepts.