So what did we do? Each kiddo got a snowball card with a three digit by one digit multiplication problem on it. Before they even solved it, they crumpled it up into a ball and when I yelled "Snowball Fight!" they threw the ball across the room. (I can see you are panicking...) Next, they grabbed a snowball, opened it, and had to solve it as quickly as they could on their recording sheet before I yelled "Snowball Fight!" again. We kept repeating this. (It is okay, hang in there!) To make it a little more exciting, there are yellow snowballs mixed in. If a kiddo grabs a yellow snowball, they have to sit out for one round. I didn't tell my kiddos what the yellow snowballs represented. I told them to make an inference. They got it. Yuck!
Needless to say, EVERY single kiddo was working hard to solve his/her math problem. Even my kiddos who like to melt down or refuse to work, were working, smiling, and giggling! It was fun even for me. I didn't think to take pictures since we were having a blast!
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Here are the rest of my Winter Math Centers. In third grade, I use them during RTI time when my kiddos go to Math Wizard Station. To check out all my info and freebies about RTI, click here.
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