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Grade: Elementary
Subject: Mathematics

#731. Christmas Tree

Mathematics, level: Elementary
Posted Thu Dec 3 19:35:17 PST 1998 by E. Raze (
Jefferson, Fresno
Materials Required: Green Construction Paper
Activity Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Concepts Taught: Smallest to largest

Precut Green construction paper in different lengths.
Begin with 2 in x 1.5 in strips, each strip after the first
one is one inch longer. Cut 7 different sizes of green strips
of construction paper,enough for each child to have the 7
different sizes of strips of green construction paper.
Precut brown construction paper the 12 x 1.5 inch strips,
give each child one. Demonstrate putting strips in order
starting with smallest to largest.
Before you do this review concept of sizes.
After you have modeled placement of strips of green paper
on brown strip, proceed to cut green strips at an angle on
each side to form one large green triangle. Fringe edges of
green papers, add fruit loops, or other decorating items to
complete christmas tree. Place finished tree on yellow paper
and then on black paper to frame tree.