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The Easter Count- Rightly Dividing
By – Sharrol Hensley
Basket or container for each child.
Packet of Grass for every 3 students.
Four eggs for each student. (Plastic kind that come apart)
1 bag of jellybeans
1 bag of chocolate eggs
Activities and Procedure:
- Each student needs a basket or container, and pencil and paper on their desk.
- Have students count the number of students in the room and write “number of students” on their paper.
- Have students, one at a time, place 1/3 of a bag of grass in their basket.
- Have students count the number of bags used and record it on their paper.
- Show the students the different number sentences they could write.
- Give each student 4 Easter eggs.
- Have students tally 4 on their paper for each student
- Have students write the number four for each student under the tally marks, and count the tally marks and add the numbers and see if they get the same answer.
- Have students write the math equation for the number of students times the number of eggs.
- Have students write the math equation for the number of students divided by the number of eggs.
- Have the students repeat this process for the number of jellybeans and the number of chocolate eggs.
Have the students draw a picture that demonstrates a number story that they have created. They will need an equation on their paper that reflects their picture story.
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