Paper Plate Math

Students create these easy-to-make manipulatives from paper plates to learn and practice math skills. These projects are excellent for take home practice - promoting parent/school communication. Meets NCTM standards.

Paper Plate Math 1 - Numerals, Sets, Numeral Words and Counting

Three types of activities build numeracy from 1 to 30. Sorting pockets teach number recognition, numeral and set association and number words. Sunflower sticks use circle time and motors skills to teach, numbers, sets, numerical order, and beginning addition and subtraction. A spinner tells students how many animals to count into their habitat pockets - by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s. (96 pages)

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  • Not available at this time - Being re-edited. Please email Wendy if you are looking for a particular activity. It is possible that activity can be made available.

Paper Plate Math 2 - Addition, Subtraction and Place Values

Place value is easy with the abacus-like manipulative and worksheets taking students through 3-digit regrouping in addition and subtraction. Sort number cards into greater than - less than pockets, use paper money to shop and make change, and practice telling time with both digital and analog clocks. Patterning, fractions and decimals turn paper plates into works of art. (96 pages)

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Paper Plate Math 3 - Math Stories

Simple, open-ended stories are provided along with the counters and holders to encourate students to manipulate numbers and solve problems. Stories also have second copy with fill-in number spaces so teachers or students can create new stories. Complete the stories in class then send the blank story from home to be completed with parental help. Exchange and solve the new stories as a class. Each story presents several math functions in succession. The student must infer the math function from the action in the story rather than a direct question. Encourages critical thinking and listening skills as well as skills in math functions. (96 pages)

  • WBW1962
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  • Not available at this time - Being re-edited. Please email Wendy if you are looking for a particular activity. It is possible that activity can be made available.