Sunday, September 29, 2013

Patchwork Pumpkin Math Freebie ... Subtraction

Hi, Teaching Friends!


Pumpkin days are here in all their glory! Here's a subtraction game freebie that will also bring a bit of October art into your classroom d├ęcor.






Players roll two dice, subtract the smaller from the larger, and color a space with the answer. Since each player has is or her own board, the first to color the whole pumpkin is the winner. Challenging
your students to make their pumpkins colorful will make them great for display ...

... either backed with construction paper...





...or taped to your classroom window with the light shining through.





Another idea is to choose the most neatly colored pumpkins (a bit of competition always motivates neater work, right?), laminate them, and put them in math centers as game boards. Instead of coloring the spaces, players could cover them or circle them. Using games that you and your classmates have created always adds some extra motivation and fun! 



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Happy Teaching!




9 comments:

  1. I love the idea of putting them in math tubs as game boards! Thanks for sharing

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    1. Tara, your sweet comments are always so encouraging - thank you!

      Linda

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  2. Thank you for sharing! My first graders will love this activity.

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  3. You're welcome! love your blog name ... I always called my first graders "smart cookies"!

    Linda

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  4. I have a first grade buddy class. They will love these.

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  5. Fantastic ideas! Thanks always for sharing your creativity.
    Arlene
    LMN Tree

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  6. These look so great both ways that I'm going to have trouble deciding which one I want to do! I'm trying to integrate more Math into my Art this year and these are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Always Primary

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    1. Well, I guess that's a good decision to have to make, Debbie! :) I appreciate your comment, and am so happy to share!
      Linda

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