Saturday, February 5, 2011

Math Munchers Math Game on TpT!

While making the cute little googly-eye pointers in my last post, I was inspired to create "Math Munchers".  Just like their gator counterparts, they like to devour large numbers.  In this case, furry-monster-pom-pom counters or "arrays".  My third grade peanuts still struggle with multiplication fact fluency a bit and rely a little on arrays to solve problems.  This game allows students to create an array to solve a problem and then compare their product with their partner's practice comparing numbers too!   It is a double duty game, and it's cute!  I have created a game that has two versions:  one for multiplication and one for addition.  Instead of building an array, students could use the pom poms as counters for the addition game.  Both sets of directions are included.  You can check this 9-pager out HERE!  If anyone picks up a copy, please let me know what you think.  :)





15 comments:

  1. How cute! I am loving the popsicle sticks and pom-poms! On my way to check out your TPT store! :)

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  2. Thanks for your comment! I just left feedback on TPT - I think it looks great! Thanks!

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  3. Very cute idea using the popsicle sticks!
    Jenea
    www.seedsofnoledge.blogspot.com

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  4. Love the sticks, made them tonight. I cant wait to use them

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  5. Love them so much I made them tonight.

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  6. Super cute! Hope you post this on Math Monday Blog Hop!

    Cindy @ love2learn2day

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  7. I love this super cute ideal!

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  8. Hi! I just wanted to say that we made the alligator craft with my daughter and it was so cute. Your post motivated me to create a couple multiplication activities - one similar to yours but with a twist. I would LOVE it if you stopped by to say hello and see what we did this week! Thank you.
    Tracey
    A Learning Journey
    http://totplay.blogspot.com/2012/05/skip-counting-area-and-multiplication.html

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  9. what a cute idea... I think I'm going to add magnets to the back of the alligators so we can use them on our wipe off boards...

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  10. Such a cute idea! We have everything we need right at home! I'll have to do this with my son in the next couple of days. Do you mind if I link to your site from my blog?
    Lisa
    www.teachingsmartypants.com

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  11. Very cute idea! I used your math manipulatives and linked to your post as the inspiration for the manipulatives in my monthly post at PreK + K Sharing: Montessori-Inspired Greater Than Less Than Alligator Math: http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/2012/08/montessori-inspired-greater-than-less.html Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I love your adaptations! :)

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