Candy Memory Math
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with preschoolers.
- practice multiplication skills.
- practice positive social interactions.
K–12 Mathematics Learning Standard: Operations and Algebraic Thinking 3.O
- Multiply and divide within 100.
- 7. Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers
- small candy pieces
- Have the children help you create your candy markers.
- Be sure to focus on the math facts that they have been practicing that week/month.
- Cut small pieces of paper and have the children write the matches (i.e. 2X2 and 4 would be a match).
- Tape these onto the bottom of the candy.
- When all the matches are complete, have the children mix them up and play the classic game of Memory with other children.
- Observe and record the children’s multiplication skills. What sets did they struggle with? You can go back and practice these with them one-on-one or during small group instruction at a later time.
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