Monday, May 14, 2012

Starry Gazing Math

Create a starry night of numbers for a fun math station! I scattered and taped stars with numerals on them across a wall. Then, I wrote down different math clues that corresponded to the stars on small slips of paper and put them in a basket near the starry wall. For example, 1+20+5 is the expanded form of ___, ten less than 58 is ___, 1 hundred 5 tens and 0 ones = ___. Kids pull a slip of paper out of the basket and use their telescope (a paper towel tube) to find the answer. Then, they stick a piece of tape on the slip and tack it next to the correct star.

Note: You can do a starry sky of math equations. Ex: addition (45+8=___) or multiplication (10x5=___). The kids solve the problem and look for the number in the starry sky.

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