Thursday, July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday- Fractions, Decimals and Percents Game

I'm linking with Angela over at The Teacher's Desk 6 for Throwback Thursday. 

I went back to a center I created with water bottle lids. I love it and my kids loved it too. Its easy to make and its easy to replace lost pieces as well.

originally posted 7/24/2012

Many months ago, I saw this on Pinterest.

At the time I was thinking of ways to help my own son who was in Kindergarten learn his sight words. So, I started saving bottle caps.
I needed a way to save a lot and as luck would have it, my school was doing some testing and we gave our kids water bottles. I sent a mass email and asked the teachers to have their students save their lids for me and I ended up with hundreds of them.

 I didn't need that many, but being the teacher that I am, I can't throw them away. I am sure they will come in handy at some point. 

I did write my son's sight words on some and he played with them a few times. It was helpful.

So, here I am just sitting and surfing the web, stalking blogs and game sites and it hits me. I can use those for a matching game.

So, here's what I came up with: 
Put a Lid on It!

Students will match the fraction, decimal and percent

My plan is to use this as a center. This is a big goal for me this year in Middle School, more hands on centers/stations.

Download the activity here.


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  1. I love this! Thank you so much for this freebie. I am so going to use this next year during math RTI!

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  2. This is such a great repurposing idea and a fun way to practice a ho-hum skill! I LOVE it! I've got to come up with a way to use this for ELA... hmm? Thanks for linking up with TBT this week!