More Lessons Like This...
Random Five More New
Grade:
Subject:
Kindergarten
other
New Jobs on Teachers.Net


Albany Community Actio...
Albany

High Achievers Inc.?
New York

BATH CENTRAL SCHOOL DI...
Bath

AMIkids Volusia
Daytona Beach


Springdale Job Corps C...
Anywhere

Subject: other

#2471. Mitten Math

, level: Kindergarten
Posted Thu Jan 24 20:10:52 PST 2002 by gg ().
heritage elementary, DePere Wisconsin
Materials Required: Knitted mittens and manipulatives
Activity Time: 30 min
Concepts Taught: Estimation

I read the book, "The Mitten" by Jan Brett. Then as a class we predicted how many unifix cubes could fit in a mitten.
Then I had 10 different container of manipulatives around the room, and one mitten by each container. The students were in groups of two. First, they predicted how many objects could fit in the mitten. Then they wrote their prediction down, and then filled the mitten. Then when they were given a signal they all rotated to the next mitten with their partner and new set of manipulatives.

*Do not use the "puffy" type of mittens for this activity. It is too hard to remove the manipulatives from the mittens.