Thursday, March 8, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Fun

Do you ever have those moments where you're shocked at how quickly the year has gone by?  That's how I was this week when I really stopped and thought about the fact that it was already March.  Where has the year gone and how can it already be time to start thinking about spring activities?  I'm definitely not complaining though!  I'm excited to do something fun and a little different for St. Patrick's Day with a couple of activities that use Lucky Charms.

Two of the activities are algebra worksheets where students have to determine the value of each marshmallow.  My students have done similar activities with random shapes, so I think they will really enjoy the novelty of marshmallows.  I made one version with addition and subtraction problems, and a different version with multiplication and division problems.

I also made a little fractions activity where student get a large handful of Lucky Charms (I'll place my students' Lucky Charms in little baggies before class to help save a little extra time).  Then students have to write a fraction to represent each type of marshmallow.  In one part of the activity students will ONLY count the marshmallows for the denominator, and in the other portion of the activity students will count the cereal pieces AND marshmallows for the denominator.
 You can grab your FREE Lucky Math activities by clicking on the link or pictures!

4 comments:

lovin' 5th grade said...

Love this idea--thanks for sharing :)

Sara S. said...

I have those moments all the time! I think, "oo it's almost summer" and that is immediately followed by "yikes! I have so much left to teach!" It's a vicious circle haha

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Pam said...

Thank you for the math activity. It will be great for my student remediation. They will love the fun review!!! Thank you for a freebie!

Courtney said...

Hi Ashleigh,

Thank you for being so amazing and sharing all of your wonderful resources and ideas. I nominated you for an award since you're one of my top 10 favorite bloggers. Come by and check it out!

Courtney
Teaching in Paradise

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