# Pumpkin Math!

## October 17, 2013

We have been having a pumpkin-filled week!
After a relaxing, longggg weekend we came back to school Tuesday and went on our first field trip to the farm!
Beautiful
We picked pumpkins, fed animals, ate pumpkin spice donuts, and went on a tractor ride. The kids loved every second of it.
I thought I would keep the pumpkin theme going and practice some math skills at the same time! I put together some math games and activities to help my students review and reinforce the skills we have been learning since the beginning of the year.
Here are a couple of the games in action:
Pumpkin Pickin’ Students practiced making 10 with this game. My kids would pick a number from the pumpkin basket (thank you, \$1 spot at Target) and place that many counters on the pumpkin. They would then have to solve how many more they would need to make 10 and record.
Recording sheet.
We recently learned how to use a number line as a strategy to solve addition and subtraction problems, so I thought I would make my kids their own pumpkin number line! They used it to complete this Math hunt activity. I don’t know about you, but I always turn my “hunts” or “read-the-rooms” into a silent race. I also made 26 problems for this hunt, so it bought me a good 20-30 minutes of silent math time…. tehehehehe…..guilty……..

While it was wonderful quiet time for me, it was a great way for me to see who could accurately use their number line and solve these addition and subtraction problems within 20.
I created 4 more activities that we will be completing throughout the next few weeks in school!
I put them altogether in this little math pack, Pumpkin Math!
There are 6 different math activities included in this pack. Click the picture above to download the preview and see more 🙂

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Happy hump day!