Math can be very difficult and frustrating for some children. Because of this, it is important to have FUN, hands-on activities for students. These activities can be used to help introduce, teach, and/or review important concepts that are being taught. These Matching Numbers with Ice Cream are perfect to use in your classroom to help students continue to practice numbers and counting. Are you looking for more summer ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here.
This free resource is a PERFECT activity to easily go into a math center or rotation. To prepare, you will simply need to print (I prefer cardstock) and laminate for that added durability so that you can reuse it year after year. Matching Numbers with Ice Cream includes nine pages of ice cream scoops, numbers four through 20. Each ice cream cone has a number written on it and each ice cream scoop has two to four dice. Students will count the number of dots on each dice and then match it to the correctly numbered cone.
When students are just starting out, you can give them just one scoop per cone until they have that mastered. This will make it a little less overwhelming at first. You want your students to be successful, so we do not want to set them up for failure and frustration.
As the get the hang of it, you can add another scoop and then the third and final scoop.
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Click the image below to download Matching Numbers with Ice Cream for free.
I hope that you and your students enjoy the number matching math center!