Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Egg Carton Math

Are you dying eggs this Easter? Here is an idea for recycling the cartons. You need a carton, some small manipulatives (I used little rubber erasers) and the printables below. This game is a review of writing numbers in standard form. You have to preprogram the egg carton with the place value chart written inside. We are working on numbers through the hundred thousands place. Students shake the egg carton with the manipulatives inside. Player one has the top row in the carton and player two has the bottom row. After shaking they see where the erasers land and create the number. Example: maybe 3 landed in the hundred thousands, 1 landed in the ten thousands, 3 landed in one thousand and maybe 0 in the hundreds, 3 in the tens and 1 in the ones places. Then the number written is 313,031. Player two checks his number and then they compare using the greater, less than or equal to signs and record answers on the sheet. (See below).

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  2. Thank you! I have my egg carton all set and ready for class!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! thanks for sharing.


  4. I love this. I will use it at the beginning of the year. Just so you know, I love visiting your blog most of all because of the music. It's awesome. I'll have to learn how to do that to my new blog. Thanks!

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  5. do you write numbers on
    the erasers?