Sunday, February 6, 2011

Math Center Printable

(click to download activity on google docs)

I adapted an idea I saw on www.teachertipster.com to make a math activity where the kids find all the possible addition sentences that make 8 using ice cube trays and manipulatives. Check out his video on making tens to see his original idea. Actually check out all his videos while you are there, he's got some FUN tips. My kiddos have loved everything I've implemented from his videos so far!

All the instructions for my version of the activity can be found at the link above. Let me know if you have any questions about how to use it.
Honestly, I can't wait to find a cute ice cube tray with ten spots so I can use the same concept for the combinations for 10, which are so important for kids to know.

I think this will be great center activity especially for my struggling math students who are still working on building their number sense.

Here's what the ice cube trays I am using look like:

(I've had these for awhile and I can't remember where I got them, but I can guarantee it was either in the Target dollar spot or a dollar store of some kind. :) I knew I'd use them for something eventually!)

5 comments:

Teacher Gone Digital said...

Thank you for posting this! I have a couple kiddos who are struggling with their 8's facts...this will be a great activity to do with that group!
Teacher Gone Digital

crystal said...

I found ones with 10 at the Dollar Tree!!

Laura said...

That's awesome! I'll have to check there. :)

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