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Easter Egg Hunt (Review the Basic Math Facts)
By – Julienne C. Fallen
This lesson is intended to be a fun review of basic math facts. In grades 3 and 4 students are expected to retain basic math facts and sometimes do not have practice using them. This is a way to make review a little more interesting.
- Plastic eggs (the number depends on how much time you want to spend and how many groups you are going to have.)
- Easter baskets
- To set up the activity, out a math problem in each egg (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division) – you can also label the eggs with a group number and put the same problem in each group’s egg.
- Divide the students into groups of two or three.
- Give each group a number.
- Each group should have paper and pencil, allowing every group member to work out each problem.
- Each group will hunt for the eggs that are marked with their designated number and solve the math problems. When they find an egg, they get the math problem and each group member solves it on their own paper, allowing them to check their answers with their group then put their egg in their basket.
- When they are finished they go to a designated area for checking. If they have any wrong, they must re-work the problem. If it is all correct, then they can complete another activity. If you go outside then you could have them jump rope, read, play catch, help another group, etc., until all the other groups are done.
Work problems that seemed to be difficult for the class as a whole. Take this time to review facts.
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