Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mr & Mrs Potato Head Freebies!

As I explained in a previous post, Mr. Potato Head sets are great to use to introduce COMBINATIONS!

After using Spud Bud sets to introduce....
it's time to use Mr. & Mrs. Potato Heads to practice solving combinations!



Students cycle through the stations below creating tree diagrams
and checking their work using the counting principle....





Station 1: 9 combinations   Station 2: 27 combinations    Station 3: 60 combinations   Station 4: 72 combinations


To Create the Stations I purchased:
 2 sets of Spud Buds
1 set of Mr. Potato Head
1 set of Mrs. Potato Head
1 set of Mr. Potato Head extra pieces
1 set of Mrs. Potato Head extra pieces 

**Note: You can make the stations as easy or as difficult as you want depending on the number of options you allow. **

See, look at all the extra pieces I had (eyes, mouthes, earrings, glasses, noses, accessories...)!

Disclaimer: I do not grade behavior...this rubric was used more as a self-reflective assessment tool to communicate expectations to the students....I even had them fill out their own copy at the end of the activity.

2 comments:

Angel Read said...

That is awesome. I wish I had a math teacher like you when I was a kid!

Kim said...

Hi Courtney:

This is such a good idea! I am going to collect the pieces and do this when we come back from break! Thanks for sharing!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim
Finding JOY in 6th Grade

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