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?
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