Numbers are CREEPILY Flexible

The fall can be such a fun time in the classroom. Instead of trying to fight the excitement around Halloween, lean into it with a fun math craft! There are so many different ways to represent the same exact value! Challenge students to see the flexibility in ways we can name a value with a *creepy* craftivity. 




Step 1: 
Ask your students to come up with a 3 digit number.

Step 2: 
Either assign a variety of representations to your students or brainstorm as a class about the different ways that you could represent a number. Include ideas such as:

  • Standard Form
  • Unit Form
  • Word Form
  • Expanded Form
  • Place Value Drawings
  • Addition Equations (Could you write an equation that results in your number?) 
  • Subtraction Equations (Could you write a subtraction equation that results in your number?) 
  • Represent as money
  • Etc! 
Step 3: 
Choose a fun Halloween shape to display your numbers. Think about ideas like: 
  • A haunted house with the number in the roof and a different representation in each window. 
  • A spider with representations on the legs. 
  • A ghost with the number and representations on gravestones in a grave yard. 
  • A skeleton with representations along the bones. 
Voila! A math lesson and a fun Halloween craft all in one! 

If you are looking for a pre-made template to use for these crafts I have both a skeleton and spider option available in my TPT store! 

 




3 comments

  1. This is a fun way to assess student's learning of numbers! I'm going to try this in my classroom with my students this week! Thanks for sharing your idea!

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  2. Fabulous idea! My kids will love doing this, and it can easily be adapted for 2nd grade. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Smiles,
    Sarah

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  3. I just found this on pinterest I love it. Great for Halloween time.
    Daisy Fryer at Not Your Mother's Math Class

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