Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Adventures in mathland

We're doing a mini-unit study this week focused on math. I made a giant number line on the sidewalk, and we played games with skip-counting and addition/subtraction. For the addition game I took 2 small wooden cube blocks and made them into dice, one with the typical number dots and the other with addition and subtraction signs (5 addition and 1 subtraction). Our number line ran from -9 to 40. The children took turns rolling the dice then moving forward or back as indicated. The game ended when everyone made it to 40.
For lunch we had pizza--a great chance to discuss fractions!

1 comment:

MaryAnne said...

What wonderful math activities - and I really like your idea of using a wooden block cube to make dice!