October is finally here. That means we have reached the month of learning, fun, and giveaways on my blog.
Today’s post is a simple way to use October-themed objects to create story problems. In fact, the term problem is not entirely accurate. When your little ones use these cute little ducks to practice the concepts of counting and addition, they will be creating and solving story fun. No problems here!
So grab your rubber ducks and a handful of candy corn to have some fun with addition.
LIFE IS JUST DUCKY WHEN YOU MAKE ADDITION FUN
Grade Range: K – 1
Time to complete: 15-20 minutes
VA STANDARDS of LEARNING: Math K.6COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS: CCSS.Math.K.OA.A.1
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: Students will count up to 10 objects with correct one-to-one correspondence. They will use those concrete objects to create and solve addition problems.MATERIALS:
Set of October-themed objects (rubber ducks used for demonstration)Candy corn and pumpkins
1. Prior to beginning the math portion of the activity, discuss the types of rubber ducks, giving each duck a simple name based on the costume (ex: Vampire Duck).
2. Each student will count out 10 of each type of candy to use for the addition sentences.
3. Read the first story problem to the students. Students will use their ducks and candy to create the story problem that was read to them.4. Students will solve the addition problem and write the correct answer in the space provided.
5. Repeat steps 3-4 to solve the problems on the worksheet.6. To check for understanding of the concept of addition of parts into a whole, students will use their candy to create their own flower, writing a number sentence to represent their creation.
MORE DUCKY FUN: Use the images on the worksheet to compare the amount of candy each duck has. For each of the 3 images shown, circle the duck that has more candy.
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*This giveaway will include a free set of rubber ducks for parents and teachers of children over the age of 3. The registration will last from the posting of this blog post until midnight, October 8, 2013. One winner will be randomly selected from the entries. The ducks will be shipped from Amazon within approximately 2 weeks following the close of the giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States with a United State’s mailing address. The winner’s name will be posted on the blog, unless the winner chooses not to have his/her name posted.
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GIVEAWAY UPDATE 10-10-13:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 3 WINNERS OF THE HALLOWEEN DUCKS: