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Egg-citing Egg Math

Found In: math, money skills, games, Easter

I use the opportunity of spring to utilize colored plastic eggs in math for several days. Using egg cartons cut to make “tens frames,” we estimate, count, tally, sort, classify by color and size (some eggs have smaller eggs inside), and calculate money (pennies, nickels, and dimes). We extend the activity by using grocery sale ads from newspapers to read how many cents items cost. We even become smart shoppers by determining which store has eggs on sale for the best price. We culminate the egg unit with an egg hunt. Each child has to tally total number of eggs found and they earn prizes from the treasure box based on accuracy.


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