Taste the Arrays

My kiddos are having a blast with arrays! I am impressed with how well they have picked it up! Their pretests were horrible but I am sure their post tests will be superb!

Today we played a game I made called 
Taste the Arrays!

I gave each student two fun size bags of Skittles, this way they would have at least 25. They also got a recording mat I made and a paper towel.
I displayed on the board an array sentence and the students had to use their skittles to make the array!


Then after everyone made their array, I showed the answer on the board.

The kids LOVED it! 

When we finished going through all the sentences, we went back through and made repeated addition sentences for each one! And of course they got to eat them! 

Is this something you would like to do with your class? Leave a comment below and I will pick a winner Wednesday night Hawaii time!

Hope your Monday was marvelous:)

16 comments:

  1. I love this! It has been a few years since I've been able to use fun manipulatives, like candy, so I am loving this idea...a lot! Great idea!!

    Aimee
    Primarily Speaking

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  2. How fun! I love skittles :) we don't start arrays for awhile, but I will be using this when we get going. Thanks for sharing the fun.

    Aloha,
    Corinna

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  3. We will be looking at arrays in the next week. I love this idea; I already have a science activity coming up involving Skittles, so this would be an awesome activity in my classroom!

    Julie
    Math is Elementary

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  4. Sounds like a fun way to learn something tricky! Would love to win! Liz in South Dakota
    lparce@hotmail.com

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  5. I bet the kids had so much fun with this! I would LOVE to use this in my class.
    Stephanie
    stephaniebuck17@gmail.com

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  6. This activity will be sheer fun!!! My kiddos will love it.
    Would love to win a copy!!

    foxysexyroxy10@gmail.com

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  7. Looks like fun!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  8. I love this! I am trying to use more things like this in my classroom. The kids love it when we do something different! I would love to do this for my class! :)
    kferretti@peachtreeacademy.com

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  9. I love it when I finally do things like thins in my classroom but seem to rarely do them. Thank you for a reminder of fun ways to teach!

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  10. This is a great idea! Math always goes better when food is involved! Thanks for the idea!

    Deb
    maxeysjl@defnet.com

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  11. What a great idea! I love it!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  12. Ohhh! I have to try this! Thanks for the great idea.

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  13. I just looked at it on TPT and I absolutely love how you added a printable page of Skittles; such a money saver! Thank you so much for creating this wonderful idea!

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  14. Awesome idea and I love me some Skittles!

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  15. This looks like a fun way to work with arrays. My second graders would love it. It is a tasty hands on product!
    Love it.
    Cindy
    CL14Mentor@oh.rr.com

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  16. I would love to use this! jillianafisher@gmail.com

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