I try to never fight a child's natural inclination towards nature. By playing into their natural curiosity it has made for wonderful and economic classroom materials. Kids math activities don't have to be expensive. I have always loved bringing as much nature into the classroom as possible!
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Note: I personally like to purchase small individual bags for the children to have as group math activities. There is something about having materials of their own to use. It was just so economical I couldn't resist! OF course it can also be made as a wonderful shared math activity, as well.
|Rock Dominoes @ marthastewart.com|
The Process: Draw numbers and the matching specific numbers of dots on each of the rocks. The Paint Pen allows for plenty of fingers handling it as well as occasional touch ups once the math has been loved off of it. I usually put numbers on one side and the corresponding dots on the other.
The Procedure: Once they have dried, place them all in mini bags for the math activities!
'Love Rocks' by Amy. Brilliant and great for matching and serration!
There are so many great ways to make children's math activities.
What ways are you Recession Chic in your classroom?