This set includes the various games from the Musical Math Resource CD that are not included in the Addition or Subtraction or Songbook sets, including activities for learning about coins, estimation, comparing sets, volume shapes.
* In the Coin Trading Game, the children collect pennies and trade them for nickels, trade nickels for dimes, and then trade both for quarters. The person with the most money at the end is the winner. There are three different versions of this game: one includes pennies and nickels only for the youngest learners. The next includes pennies, nickels, and dimes, and the last ones includes pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters for those that are ready.
* The Estimation Chart is simply a decorated motivational chart to print, on which children may write their names if they make the closest guess in quantity when estimating. The children in my class loved to see their names on this chart when they were “the winner” and made the best “smart guess” on each round of estimation practice.
* The More, Less, & Equal Game includes directions and a spinner for the teacher to make. In this game, the children roll a die and take that many counters. Then they spin the spinner to see if more, less, or equal is the winner. The game continues until the counters run out.
* The Three-D Shape Graph contains the master to print out a graph for the children to chart their favorite shaped candy. The children sample each type of candy and graph their favorite. This is a fun activity to do around Halloween or Valentine’s Day with extra treats. To complete this graph, the teacher or parents would have to provide the following: - cone shaped candy, such as Hershey’s Kisses - cylinder shaped candy, such as Rolos - sphere shaped candy, such as Whoppers
Include in this 14 page set:
- Coin Trading Game
- Estimation Chart
- More, Less, & Equal Game
- Three-D Shape Graph
Find more information on Musical Math on Heidi's blog:
-Building Primary Math Concepts
-Teaching Kids to Count to 100
-How to Pull Small Groups in Kindergarten
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