## Wednesday, December 17, 2014

### A MOMENT FOR MATH

I feel like I've been neglecting math lately, so here are some simple math games to play today.

Mingle Jingle
Children tiptoe quietly around the room as they whisper, "Jingle, jingle."  When the teacher calls out a number, they must form groups with that amount.  Those students who are leftover can do a jumping jack or other silly movement.  Continue having the children mingle and jingle and form different sets.

Magic Number
Children stand in a circle and begin counting off.  When you get to 25 (Christmas Day) that child must sit down.  Continue counting until one child is left.

And here are some ideas to recycle all those advertisements that you've been getting in the mail.

Shopping
Materials:  advertisements from toy stores, grocery stores, or discount stores, paper, pencils, scissors, glue
Write questions similar to those below on a chart.  Children fold a sheet of paper into fourths and then write a number in each section.  Then they look through the advertisements and cut out an object that answers each question.

1. What costs less than \$10.00?
2. What costs more than \$100.00?