I have been loving all of these math ideas floating around on various blogs. The school system I work for is hosting a Math Work Stations "book study" and we've been meeting every other week to discuss the chapters from Debbie Diller's book. I've been able to take many of the ideas and printables I've found online, and share them with co workers...they've loved them! I've been putting the plug in for everyone's blogs too - no worries! I wanted to share with you a great little activity that someone presented yesterday in relation to the addition/subtraction chapter. When I got home, I re created it and made a FREE printable to accompany the work station. Because the dice are placed inside the bottle, it cuts down on noise. That's a plus! Students simply shake the bottle, look at the numbers the dice land on, add them together, and record the results on their sheet. In the boxes, students can illustrate the dots OR write the numbers - teacher preference.
To create, you need:
Clear water bottles (remove outer labels)
2 dice per bottle
Hot glue gun (to secure lid)
Here is my finished product. If you look closely (below) you can see the glitter floating in with the dice. It just adds a special touch...beads or confetti would be fun as well.
The water within the bottle almost magnifies the dice - pretty neat. And best of all....NO noise when the dice are "rolling." Have I mentioned that already? ha ha This can be adapted for older grades too and students can multiply the 2 numbers.
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Make sure you leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! ~Miss E