Kids' Korner at Macdonough School

A Before and After School Program of the Northern Middlesex Y

Math Mania Monday! April 1, 2013

Filed under: Site Happenings — KK @ MacD @ 10:22 pm

Today the Youngers participated in an activity that was Doubly Delicious. The Math Start book by Stuart J. Murphy called Double the Ducks was shared, followed by a doubling activity called Double the Dots.

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First the children were given ten “dots” that they had to sort by color.  The “dots” were M&M candies. On their recording sheet there was a table.  They had to write down how many dots they had of each color in the SINGLE NUMBER column. Then using the techniques we learned for doubling in the storybook, they had to fill in the DOUBLE NUMBER column to show how many of each color they would have if they doubled their dots.

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If their answers were all correct, they were rewarded with Double the Dots, which allowed them twenty M&Ms. After we finished the doubling activity, we enjoyed our tasty rewards.  Math concepts covered in this book and activity include sorting, counting, doubling by addition or times two, and using a comparison table; the math concept following the activity….Subtraction.  Sweet Sweet Subtraction. 🙂

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