Take a trip to the Dollar Tree...add a cute chickie basket, some plastic eggs, and a permanent marker to the mix...and you get a cheap quick and easy way to practice equal sums for a math station that can last for awhile!
I broke the eggs apart and put them back together with different colors for the tops and bottoms...using the permanent marker, I came up with some equations for the numbers 4-15...I added one equation for the top and another for the bottom.
The idea is for the kids to search through the basket and match up the equal sums to put together each egg.
I mad a quick recording sheet that can be added to a pocket protector and then used with expo markers to write down the equations that they are matching...you can also print out the sheet and have them use crayons, markers, or pencils to complete for a
quick assessment of equal equations.
Found this great idea on Pinterest for using pom poms as erasers on expo markers....so I'm going to have to try it out! I have those little erasers from the Dollar Spot at Target, but this idea was just too cute not to try! I think, when the marker runs dry, I'll just switch the marker bottom for a new marker....
don't know who the original thinker was...
but this was a great think!
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and see what neat ideas you can create
with things you have at home or in the class.
You can see how Cynthia put together a quick and easy game
to practice math facts using a tissue box...!