To spice up math workshop, especially around Halloween time, have students create a skeleton made out of Q-tips or pasta. They have to figure out the total cost of their skeleton (before or after the craft) based on their Skeleton Order form. Math is always more fun and engaging when bones, glue, and Q-Tips are involved!
The best thing about this activity is that it is easily differentiated within a classroom and across grade levels by varying the price of each bone or the number of bones required.
I have included some examples of different types of skeletons you can make using Q-Tips or pasta. I often create three levels of difficulty within my classroom to meet my students needs and to guide them towards specific strategies.
There are 9 Skeleton Order Forms to make it easy to differentiate and customize. Some forms have the “bone” name and “number needed” filled in, some have the “number needed” blank, and some have all fields blank. There are also forms with different numbers of lines to accommodate using more or less types of bones.
© a TEACHER on a MISSION, 2013