This apple “craftivity” is a super-fun way to reinforce addition and/or subtraction.
If you teach older students, I’ve also included a template to make a multiplication apple game.
Students roll a dice to see if they will work on their addition or subtraction skills.
If they roll an even number they will add and use that side of the apple mat.
If they roll an odd number, they’ll flip the mat over and use the subtraction
For their 2nd roll, they toss two dice to determine their
equation, which they jot down on their recording sheet.
either use the paper seed tiles, sunflower seeds, or pom poms as
manipulatives to show “how many” on their mat.
To help reinforce greater and less than, have students use those math symbol ovals in the middle of their apple mat. (They will cover the addition/subtraction oval). Students can also write these equations down on their recording sheet.
You can make a class set of apple mats to use each year, or have students make their own. Click on the link to grab your FREEBIE today: Apple Math Mats.
From Diane, over at TeachWithMe.com