Here's a fun idea from our amazing art teacher. The kids got to mix the colors together to see what they would make. A great math connection!
I also recently stumbled across this book as I was wandering the library. (I love it when that happens!) It is another great way to connect math equations to life situations.
|fish + puffer fish = fish family|
|(top left) mom + dad = baby|
(top right) table + washer = table washers (a job in my classroom)
(bottom left) ice cream + sun = melt
(bottom right) flower + rain = grow
|(top) baby + baby = twins|
(bottom) horse + bird = pegasus
We also do A LOT of acting out math stories using objects, drawings, our new SMART board, and the students of course! I made addition and subtraction sign necklaces so the students could actually act out the process of adding or subtracting.
|The subtraction sign takes numbers or objects away or separates them, so we acted that out by having the student wearing the sign either take kids away from or separate the group.|