Some Frankie Fun :)

This post is going to be short and sweet, AND I'm going to start with the end product :)

We have been working on double digit subtraction without regrouping this week.  Last year, I posted some freebie activities that you can find {HERE}.  Today, I took the Frankenstein craft from my "Halloween Fun" unit and made it into a math activity!  Here's how they turned out...
 And, here's how we started the activity.  I gave each pair of students 2 dice.  I *think* these dice came with our math adoption.  The red dice has the numbers 0-5 and the blue dice has the numbers 6-10.  First, they rolled the blue dice with the larger digits twice to get their top number (I told them to roll again if they happened to land on ten because we aren't quite ready to deal with that yet!).  Then, they rolled the red dice with the smaller digits twice to make the bottom number of their subtraction problem.  After they had both numbers, they subtracted!  Once all of their problems were finished, they were able to make their Frankensteins!  And, let me just tell you... they worked hard to get to finished in time to make their green guys!  It's called motivation {or bribery...whichever you prefer ;)}!!! And, at this point, I do whatever it takes, ha!
Super simple and fun... that's what I'm ALL about!!!


Mrs. D said...

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Mrs. D's Firsties

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Super cute! I'm loving dice games and everything Halloween right now!
A Cupcake for the Teacher

diditeach said...

I like the idea of the different dice to help them remember bigger numbers on top.....cute Frankies :)

Amy Howbert said...

Fun idea with double digits! Simple & scary cute!!
Amy Howbert

Little Miss Organized

Miss Kindergarten said...

I sang your last sentence to the tune of hokey pokey ;)

Jennifer said...

SO cute! I pinned it too!
Rowdy in First Grade

Alison Hislop said...

LOVE he effective they look hanging up! What a great way to make doing sums fun!

Teaching Maths with Meaning

addiction Psychology said...

i love really know how to catch the attention of the kids..its very impressive and very artistic..i am really impressed of what you have shared to us

Kate said...

Great idea to combine those two ideas! Thanks for sharing that great idea -- like usual!!


Second Grade Sparkle

Anna said...

Hi Amy...This is just adorable!!!! I have to tell you that I just started my blog yesterday because I have been completely inspired by you!!! I am in awe of the things that you create! I love reading your blog and checking out the activities you make. I'm trying to get my name out there in blog land and would love it if you could check out my blog....

Thank you for being such an inspiration!!!!


ǺŘĘŁÏŞ said...

Hi, I love that activity. I am a second grade teacher from Puerto Rico and would like to know where I can buy those red and blue dice.