Spider Math

This is going to be a quick post, but I wanted to share our math activity that we did today to help us practice decomposing the number 8. I gave each kiddo a cup with 8 double sided spiders (I copied spiders on blue and purple paper then glued the whole sheet together before cutting out). They shook the cup, then emptied the spiders. Then, on their recording sheet, they colored the amount of blue spiders they shook and the amount of purple spiders they shook. Finally, they filled in their equation. I was very nervous about this, but the majority of the kids did so well!! I do have a few who needed help with knowing what number to write (they could count the number of spiders, but are not connecting it to the numeral yet).

You can get the spider manipulatives (just pick 2 colors to copy on) and the recording sheet here (graphics are KPM Doodles). I would love to hear if you are able to use it in your class!
Have a great weekend!!
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  1. What a great activity! Thanks so much for sharing.

    MrsMc from Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

  2. Love this idea and a different way to incorporate the spider theme. Thank you so much for the idea and printable!

  3. You are amazing!! I always look forward to reading your blog in the evening when I get home from school. Thank you so much for sharing so many great ideas and freebies with your followers. I have also purchased several of your units through TpT and have used many of your ideas/activities in my own classroom!!

    Thanks again!!
    Stacey White

    1. Aww...you are so sweet!! Thank you so much...so glad you can use some of the printables :)

  4. I absolutely love this and love your blog! I'm linked up, too and am so happy to have found you!

    Your newest follower,
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  5. Fabulous idea!

    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  6. Filing away for next year! Thank you!!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)


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