Friday, June 26, 2015

Paper Chains in Math

Paper chains - remember them?

They can be so much more than decorations. Here are a few more ways how you can utilize them in math.

* Patterning

* Have a race! Divide the class into groups. Tell them the first team to have their chain reach (ex: five feet) wins. Of course, this would mean they would need to know how to use a ruler. Or, in my case, I told my little ones the chain had to reach from one end of their study table to the other.

* Have them show addition/subtraction problems. (Ex: 10 = 3 red + 7 blue, or 6 green + 4 yellow)

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