This is a place value, addition, comparing numbers, and rounding activity that I did with my class this week. It was perfect for the few days before and the few days after Halloween. In my class it started with me giving the kids a large pillowcase of candy. Later I though this could be done by giving the kids fictious amounts of candy on a class table used by the whole class.
|A pile of delicious Math Manipulatives|
|Dumping the candy out of the pillowcase|
My kids needed to find out the total number of pieces they had of each type of candy. They immediately began sorting their candy into piles, estimating the number of pieces, and eventually tallying up the total.
|Let the sorting begin!!!|
I always like to add a reflective piece to each activity we do. So in this activity, besides asking about their enjoyment, I asked them what skills they felt they had a strong grasp on and what skills they feel they need to revisit and how they want to revisit them. I am very interested to see what they say about what they need to revisit and how they want to revisit it.
I'll keep ya posted!
If you are intierested in my activity it can be found here: Halloween Candy Math