# Menu Math

# What is a Menu Math?

### A Menu Math is a powerful learning structure where students create mathematical objects that satisfy lists of constraints. The objects can be anything from shapes, numbers, lines, to functions, and more.

### The key goal is to find the fewest number of mathematical objects that satisfy all constraints.

### Key questions: Which constraints pair nicely together? Which cannot pair together?

# More Information

### In this post, the creator of Menu Math, Nat Banting, describes the structure of this instructional routine.

### Along with the K-12 Math Task Collection with selected Menu Math tasks linked to SK outcomes, here are other resources:

Nat Banting's collection of Menu Math curated from educators around the world

Chad Williams' Menu Math creations for elementary students

Here is a selection of Menu Math activities that have been converted to Desmos Activities