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.