Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lid Sorting Math-tivity


Speaking of water bottle caps (see previous post) I also have a very large collection of lids! I love putting everyday items into some sort of creative use in my classroom. You know how sometimes kids like the box better than than actual gift? All it takes is some imagination-- and that's what makes those everyday items new and exciting! Who knew lids could be exciting?! I use the lids for math sorting activities, based on a lesson from the Investigations hands-on math series. Parents, if you have any cool and different lids at home, please send them! The kids love to sort the lids!

Some of the sorting possibilities:

metal, plastic
round, square
holes, no holes
snap caps, solid lids
writing, no writing
sorting by color or size...

Ice Cream Lid Example:


Metal Lid Example:

3 comments:

Karen Travels said...

Love your ideas! I have been saving my Vitamin Water lids since reading your last post!

Mrs. Wife said...

I just love all of your ideas!! I can't wait to see what you post next!

Randi said...

This is fantastic! It's one of those times I see a pictures of an activity and get sick to my stomach because of the awesomeness that I have been throwing in the garbage can!!! Thanks for this idea!

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