Numbers...the Pumpkin Way

So, I came across a cute apple activity from Denise...after Johnny Appleseed...BUT, no worries...I'm adaptable! HA!  I'm going to turn it into a pumpkin! I'll have some requirements that are a review of what my students have learned so far this year.... The number goes on the stem, then they have to have
a) word form
b) extended form
c) tallies
d) one subtraction problem
e) a doubles, or doubles plus one (if it's odd)
f) ten frames


I'll have them pull a number out of a bucket, and then they do the pumpkin in pencil...once they have it completed in pencil, and I check it, then they'll cut it up (I'll have pre-drawn the lines on the pumpkin for them to cut on) and put it in a pile with their group. Then, together they need to work together to put the puzzles back together. 
I'm not quite sure how I'll work this, but for my higher students, I am going to have them do a 3 digit number. But the tallies and ten frames options won't work. So I may have them show me in place value blocks...and maybe just one more addition fact. We will see how it works out!


This could totally be changed for factors...for instance, all the ways you could make 24...8x3, 6x4, and the division facts with it. Can you think of any other ways?? Let me know what you do!


8 comments

Jennifer said...

What a cool idea! I'm so using this this week!

Rowdy in First Grade

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

Yay! I can't wait to see how they come out for you :)

Ms. Preppy said...

Cute!! Love this! We'll be doing this when we get back from fall break next week! :)

I'm happy to be your newest follower!

Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

Hi! Thanks for joining my world! Let me know how the pumpkin number turns out for you :)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Perfect for pumpkins - thanks for sharing the idea!

Kim @ The Learning Hypothesis said...

This is awesome. We will be adapting this and using it in LOTS of ways.

Jen R. (The Teachers' Cauldron) said...

yay! glad you guys like it :)

Kim Russell said...

what a fun idea and can do it for so many themes. I was thinking maybe have the parts already listed and they have to find the ones that match their numbers.
thank you!

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