Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Need To Be A CHICKEN When Learning Multiple Addend Addition ... This EGG Carton Game Makes It FUN!

***UPDATED WITH 2 ADDENDS!!***
Good Evening All!  It has been a while since I have posted an entry about one of my little "DIY" games, SOOOO I thought I would get "crackin'!"  

Using egg cartons is an EGG-celent way to make number recognition and addition fun.  This post focuses on adding 3 & 4 addends, but my little 4 year old uses it for number recognition.  My daughter, Violet, was really hamming it up for the camera in a couple of these shots.  

What you need:
Pom Pom Puff Ball Thingies {1 per addend}
An Egg Carton
Labels {or paper taped} With Desired Numbers
Place the puffballs inside the egg carton and give it a shake {or two!}
Open it up and see where they landed...
Write your number sentence & solve. If students can't solve in their head, they can draw dots or use manipulatives. 
Close and shake again for more math FUN!!
I LOVE THIS GAME!!!! {She really said that! She's my biggest fan!}
WHAT?!?! FOUR addends!!!! {What a goof!}
It proved to be simple for her!


Would you like a copy of the addition sheet?  Click here

THINK ABOUT ALL THE GAMES YOU COULD CREATE WITH EGG CARTONS.... 

I
WOULD
LOVE
TO
HEAR
YOUR
IDEAS!!!

5 comments :

  1. I love this idea and can't wait to try it out! Thank you!

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  2. One way this could be used for subtraction is to put in 2 puff balls and then have kids shake the labeled egg carton. Look at where the puff balls land (say 8 and 3) and teach students that you always subtract from the larger number. They would record
    8-3 = 5 and to help the younger students or struggling students, have puff balls available for them to count out and use for subtraction.

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  3. Yes, SUBTRACTION! That's GREAT. I got an email from another teacher saying that she was going to put coin image and then have them add up the amount. That would be fun too!

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  4. Violet makes a cute model! How convenient that you have a student at home to help with your product ideas!!

    Deniece

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    1. That is so TRUE, Deniece! It is funny b/c she begs to play the games I create. I thought that I might be the one to do the begging. HA!!

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