If you were one of the 5 people that followed me at this time last year, you might remember my multiple trees.
I cut out a large triangle for each student. They drew a number and wrote it on the star. Then they created ornaments with the multiples.
Well, with our huge focus on adding and subtracting, we are not teaching multiplication until January. So after I cried a little about not being able to make the multiple trees, I modified them for addition and subtraction!
So, here is what we did. The students drew four digit cards and used the digits to create 2-Digit numbers. Then they created an addition problem. They repeated the process until they had 4 addition and 4 subtraction problems.
Then they checked their work with a calculator.
Then the crafting began. I wanted them to all look different, so no templates or anything! They cut out a large green triangle. Then cut out the ornaments and star. To create the ornaments, they folded a piece of construction paper and cut out on the fold so it would flip up. Then, they wrote the equation on the front and the answer on the inside.
Then they added some decorations and Voila!
They turned out great and they all looked so different.
The whole process took a while but we needed some fun! To add to the fun, we listened to my Christmas Pandora station and sang along. They really liked hearing me sing along to Alvin and the Chipmunks!
Do you have any fun Christmas craft ideas that incorporate math or another subject? I'd love to hear about it!
Be sure to check out this fun linky from 2nd Grade Pad!