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What do a bunch of gym socks have to do with lego math?
Each sock has a bunch of legos inside. The goal is to use your multiplication skills to to find how many studs are found in each sock!
Sock #8: there are four legos each with four studs. The equation:
As students feel their way through the socks--they gain number sense, and really learn about multiplication. An added bonus--it is a quiet activity. No dice falling on tile floors.
4 groups of 8 = 32 studs
7 groups of three = 21 studs
When I did this with a small group, I had the students tell me the equation. After a few times, you could designate it to centers. And the students could fill out this worksheet--writing an equation in down on the sock. They had a lot of fun--and I think they were really thinking about coming up with an equation, not just rote memorization of skills--but applying skills.
You can find the worksheet on my google drive!
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