Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gumball Math

Below is an attachment that you can print out that has the gumball machine on it. We took the gumball machine and ran it through the laminator so we can play the game over and over again.

Besides the printout the other items you will need are round color labels and dice. My son would roll the dice and then he would count the numbers and put that same number of stickers on the gumball machine.

We worked on a few things with this:
1) Counting skills
2)Treating each item as a separate item as I only wanted him to put stickers side by side, not on top of one another.
3) We also used a dry erase marker to mark on the paper how many rolls it took to fill up the gumball machine and then we kept track of that. This taught him that one activity can have numerous outcomes.

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