Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Jack 'o Lantern Addition Equations - Section 2: Independent Practice


If your class doesn’t have 2nd grade buddies, (which I highly recommend!), you can easily do this activity with partners in your kindergarten class.  I would pair students carefully, but it’s definitely do-able.

Now, in terms of holidays, this can also be easily converted to other shapes for different holidays.  A holiday wreath with berries to represent addend quantities and an equation across the  bow could work easily.  Similarly, a snowflake with glitter dots to represent addend quantities and an equation written in the middle could work as well.  Any sort of simple shape with room for decoratives would work nicely.   All the students really need is a shape that can be decorated to show quantities.

  Not Halloween? No 2nd grade buddies? No problem!
  Intrinsic Motivation: Not Halloween? No 2nd grade buddies? No problem!
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Jack 'o Lantern Addition Equations

Unit 9: Addition
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT work with a partner to create a jack 'o lantern that contains an addition equation and details.

Big Idea: This is a fun, seasonal approach that stresses creativity and teamwork as students practice basic addition equations. It can be altered for other seasons, as well.

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Math, addition, subtraction
  35 minutes
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