Even though I am on Summer Vacation, I can't help browsing the Dollar Spot at Target and checking out the deals at Walmart for things I can use at school. I found some nifty items this week to make some number sense activities. (Hurry to your local store - these things may be in stock there, too!)
I was walking past the picnic stuff in Walmart and these
little plates caught my eye. (Most people would think of them as a way
to keep the beans from soaking their hot dog bun. But, I instantly
thought number bonds! when I saw them.) The patriotic necklaces were a few aisles over.
I made some number cards, cut apart the necklaces and I have a Math Center!
I found these items in the dollar spot at Target, not
knowing exactly what I wanted to do with them. Below is a photo of an
activity made from the coasters, sticky notes, and burger baskets.
I wrote numbers on the sticky notes and glued them onto
cardstock to make cards. Using the coasters as counters, students
can practice a variety of number sense skills as outlined in this Lemonade Stand Freebie.