Monday, June 29, 2015


It's time to give math some "love."  Write numerals on plastic cups and ask children to put them in order.  
Hint!  If you use bathroom cups you can store them in a Pringle's can.
*Use cups for place value - one color for hundreds, one for tens, and another for ones.

*Write fact families on cups for children to rearrange.  Can they write the different equations? 
*Have children sort the cups by odd and even numbers.

Build a Pyramid
Write math problems on the tops of the cups.  Write the answer on a sticky dot and put it inside the cup.  Children can self-check and then use the cups to build a pyramid.

Secret Pennies 
Place a certain number of pennies on the table in front of a cup. Explain that you will hide some pennies under the cup. Have children close their eyes as you hide a few pennies under the cup. Can they guess how many are under the cup?
*This would be a fun game for children to play with a partner.

Matching Games
Trace around the bottom of cups on a file folder. (Bathroom cups work best for this game.) Write numerals on the circles or letters on the circles. Challenge children to match cups and circles as fast as they can. Mix the cups up and then see if they can stack them in order. 

ODD/EVEN Number Cheer (Brenda Fella)
1, 3, 5, 7, 9
They are odd all the time.
0, 2, 4, 6, 8
They are even -keep it straight!
*Explain to look at the last digit and then recall the poem!