Math learning is the most exciting for children when they have the opportunity to use hands-on manipulatives. Manipulatives give children tangible representations of the otherwise abstract concepts related to numbers and counting.
This center uses plastic spiders to create addition problems in a way that will delight your students. Students decide how many (total number) spiders they will use in each problem and place them in a small cup. They will shake them out onto their table and count how many spiders are “dead” (legs pointing up, on their back) and how many are “alive” (legs down, standing up.) Students will use the accompanying worksheet to record the problems they create. The worksheet will be turned into the teacher for accountability.
Activity Created by Barbara Kilkenny - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Barbara-Kilkenny Super Hero graphics purchased for commercial use from WhiteFox graphics.
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