Numbers are CREEPILY Flexible

The fall can be such a fun time in the classroom. Instead of trying to fight the excitement around Halloween, lean into it with a fun math craft! There are so many different ways to represent the same exact value! Challenge students to see the flexibility in ways we can name a value with a *creepy* Halloween craftivity.

Halloween Place Value Math Craftivity

Step 1: 
Ask your students to think of a 2 or 3 digit number.

Step 2: 
Either assign a variety of representations to your students or brainstorm as a class about the different ways that you could represent a number. Allow your students to use hands-on manipulatives as they create their representations. Include ideas such as:

  • Standard Form
  • Unit Form
  • Word Form
  • Expanded Form
  • Place Value Drawings
  • Addition Equations (Could you write an equation that results in your number?)
  • Subtraction Equations (Could you write a subtraction equation that results in your number?)
  • Represent as money
  • Etc!
Step 3: 
Choose a fun Halloween shape to display your numbers. Think about ideas like:
  • A haunted house with the number in the roof and a different representation in each window.
  • A spider with representations on the legs.
  • A ghost with the number and representations on gravestones in a graveyard.
  • A skeleton with representations written on the bones.
Voila! A math lesson and a fun Halloween craft all in one!
If you are looking for a pre-made template to use for these crafts I have both a skeleton and spider option available in my TPT store!

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