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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Math Toss - Pinterest Ideas...

I feel like I have been away for forever!  I can officially say I have been sucked into the NB black hole.  Not a good place to be in!  I'm looking forward to the end, I won't lie.  I am also battling a sprained MCL in my knee, not fun either.  But... the sun is out today and well I think I could use some sun... even if it is something like only 10 degrees out. 

I just found this one on Pinterest and love it!  I wish I could find the website that features this idea but when I click on the pinterest post, it just opens another pinterest window....  So to whoever thought of this idea... Thanks!!

Cube Toss - These two trays are ice-cube trays from the Dollar Spot at Target.  Write two digit numbers on labels and put them on each ice cube hole.  Kids toss two cubes, one into each tray.  They add the two numbers together on a recording sheet or whiteboard.



  1. Hi Mary:
    This would be fun to do with decimals.
    Now I just need to find those cute ice cube trays... Guess I'm adding Target to my Errand List today!

    Thanks, Mary.

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. Decimals or fractions too would be a great idea! Thanks Kim! What are some other modifications we can make to this game? Anyone???

  3. Ooooo - this would also be great for multiplication and division. Thanks for sharing a fun idea!

    Runde's Room

  4. Mary-

    I have just recently started using guided math in my classroom and I must say that my students love it, and I feel that I am doing a much better job at meeting their diverse needs! I just started following you and look forward to using some of your wonderful ideas! Thanks!

    The Second Grade Superkids

  5. This an excellent idea, thanks so much for sharing!

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  6. Very good idea! Thanks for sharing your find.

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  8. The dollar store sells ice cube trays! I use this center for addition, subtraction, and multiplication. I use pom poms instead of cubes and call the station the pom pom drop. Depending on the age level/ skill, I label assign a number to specific color pom poms and I put a key at the station. That way if students only know how to multiply 2 digit by 1 digit numbers I don't have to keep chaning the numbers. The studnets love it! :) Just make sure to go over how to properly drop the cube/ pom pom; students can get very creative!!

  9. You have great resources! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Thanks....I swear sometimes I see these great ideas and think "duh!" Why didn't I think of that? Thank you for sharing!

    3rd grade teacher

  11. I love this idea-- and I bought those same ice cube trays for a science activity we are now done with! Maybe with fractions?!

    To The Square Inch

  12. Just curious... what grade level do you teach?

  13. Hi Andrea,

    I teach third and fourth grade. I've taught 1st-4th over the last nine years though. Most of which have been in split/combination classrooms.