This Ways to Make 6-10 Math Discovery Bottles Activity is meant to be used as a math center or a math by yourself activity.
I created this activity because my students love hands on activities and they need practice with composing and decomposing numbers! Print the equations out on cardstock and put into clear plastic bottles. I have included addition and subtraction equations (examples: 4+4, 4+2+2, 10-2). Fill the bottles with a fun filler (sand, rice, beans, confetti, beads, glitter, pom poms, etc.) Students will then shake the bottle to find different ways to make 6-10. What a fun way to learn!
You will have to provide the plastic bottles and the bottle fillers on your own.
This download includes:
*3 different types of equations for the discovery bottles so that you can choose the difficulty level based on your class (addition equations with 2 and 3 addends, and subtraction equations)
*A fun recording sheet for students to fill out available in both color and black and white.
*Directions on how to set it all up!
Common Core Standard 1.OA.6 asks students to Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. One of the strategies listed is to decompose numbers leading to a ten. In order to do this, students must have strong foundational math skills and must be able to easily decompose numbers to 10. This math activity will help your students do just that!
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