This Guided Math Hands On Activity
is used in the Math Fact Mastery station. It was created by Ashley Perry, a national presenter for Guided Math with Angela Bauer. A guided math hands on activity is one where students are manipulating math concepts. I love the variations that she also uses with this one ice cube tray.
This guided math hands on activity uses an ice cube tray. Ashley writes the numbers 0-9 on it several times. Students drop pompoms into the ice cube tray. Make sure to have at least enough ice cube trays for 1/4 of your class.
For number sense, students drop pompoms and put the numbers in order greater to least or vice versa. Ashley has a recording sheet that the students write these on.
For addition, students drop pompoms and add the numbers. For addition and algebra, drop 3 or more pompoms and add all the addends. (also a recording sheet)
For differentiation, have more ice cube trays with numbers 10-19 for students to add together.
For simple subtraction, students drop 2 pompoms. Subtract the two numbers. Make sure the larger number is on top.
For more addition, students drop 4 pompoms and create 2 2-digit numbers. Then add the 2 numbers together.
For more subtraction, students can drop 4 pompoms and create 2 2-digit numbers. Subtract…make sure the larger number is on top.
For multiplication, just multiply the numbers together
Ashley has prepared some recording sheets for these activities. Here is the link to her TpT account: Guided Math with Ashley P https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ice-Cube-Tray-Math-Recording-Sheets-2016889
This Guided Math Hands On Activity can be used in this station for most of the year. The variations above are based on state standards in first, second, third, and fourth grade levels. For kindergarten, this could be used during the second semester. The student could drop one pompom. He could write the number on a recording sheet and draw that many circles beside the number.
Many teachers at our summer Guided Math Professional Development Workshops were asking for this link so they could buy the recording sheets instead of making their own.