I see these cute little containers every year at the Dollar Tree and I can never contain my self! (see what I did there?) I have a ton of them and decided to make some cute math recording sheets to accompany them. What’s great about these activities is that they can be used for Kindergarten, first or second grades! Since we already have a math curriculum at my school, I would personally use these as follow up work, center activities or even guided math! If you’ve bought a limited supply of these cute little containers, they’d be great for partner work!
First of all, I will say that I like to put those foamy dice in these containers rather than the hard ones. Why? Well, if you’ve been in the classroom long enough, you have probably had that one friend that likes to SHAKE things as LOUD as he can and make as much NOISE as possible. You put the foamy dice in there, it’s a soft tap…
First off, we have greater than, less than, or equal to. You can give just one little chick to your Kinders and have them do single digits. Or, give them two and have them compare two digit numbers. OR, give them three little chicks and have them compare three digit numbers. Practice is practice. Am I right?
I’ve have some years where place value is so hard for the students. This is another fun way to practice! Once again, you can give them single, double or triple digits to find on the hundreds chart.
Using strategies was always such a BIG DEAL at my school. When I created this recording sheet, I made sure I left space so that students could show a strategy they used. It might be hard to draw a number line in the space, but there is room for ones and tens or the decomposing strategy.
Side note: the directions say “Use the empty space to show your equation.” That has been fixed to say strategy. “Use the empty space to show your strategy.”
Yeah the directions were wrong on this one too (life with a six month old). But I HAVE fixed them and uploaded the new sheets. (I just wasn’t going to take new pictures.)
This one is good if you have friends that need to work on mental math, making ten, using a number line, etc. I have even had some second graders that needed extra practice with this one…
So if you’re interested, I’ve uploaded these little goodies in a little link that you can download
Leave a comment and let me know if and how you plan on using them! Enjoy!