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Use Fruit Loops in your math class to assess your Kindergarten or 1st grade class and help students have interactive fun with math. This is a great way to introduce math without opening the textbooks yet. This is math with a tasty twist.
The students will be given a handful of Fruit Loops by the teacher and they will practice sorting by color, graphing, place value, adding and subtracting, put them on a number line to count the total, graph the class totals, math inquiry questions and prediction. They will also have practice of counting how many tens and ones.
Fruit Loops not included!
The teacher has students make predictions about the activity and even get to add the information onto a prediction sheet. Then the teacher passes out a handful of Fruit Loops to each student. The students start with sorting the Fruit Loops by color and counting. This is a great chance for the teacher to see if students know their colors and can count up to 10 or more than 10. Then the students will graph the data. This is a great opportunity to see what they know about graphing. The students will also get to count the total number on a easy to use number line and break those numbers into finding the tens and ones. The activity is wrapped up by an inquiry questions sheet and of course eating the Fruit Loops by a listening activity.
Students love this math lesson because they get to eat Fruit Loops! They think it is the coolest activity. Most students are so engaged in the activity that they don't realize that their teacher is walking around gathering data for the year. Students enjoy learning math without opening their text books. It is a great opportunity to see how the students do with self control.
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Special Treat Friday, Heather McKinsey