I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune to share in a math
workstation that I hope will be a new favorite for my kiddos...
My plan is to gather Gatorade bottle lids...
(My son drinks a ton of the stuff and if I was really smart
I would take out stock NOW...but I'll be happy with just
collecting the caps he's throwing away :)
Then use Avery's Round Labels...
and create a station or two or three for math rotations this year.
My thought is the kids would work the problem on the top of the bottle cap....
4 + _ = 10
to get the answer. I might have them write their equations in their
Station log or create a simple recording sheet...haven't decided on this yet...
To check their work...they scan the QR code on the underside of the lid..
and check to see if they are right or wrong...
I've tried to develop the QR codes so that they
DON'T have to be connected to the internet to scan the codes..
What do you think?
Here's the download freebie...
First head to Avery's free template download site to download the template
for the 8293 round labels
(I've linked the site to the picture below.)
Next download the template from the site...
You'll also need to download and install the SF Cartoonist Font from
It's my favorite font so I use it ALOT!
Then click on the picture of the station you'd like to download from
my googledoc account below...
Missing Addends are HERE
Subtraction is HERE
And with a little luck when you download my docs...
you'll be able to open them to see what they look like the right way on
I tried to save them as PDFs, however, the template did NOT like this.
I've also left them as docs so that you can change up the equations as you like...
as long as you remember the QR code next to the equation is the answer that's missing.
I LOVE using QR codes in the classroom.
BUT...you could as easily change the QR code to a digit and
take away the technology aspect all together :)
Hope you are enjoying your summer!