My son and I went on a local store hunt to purchase Christmas objects. I set the materials up in stations. Students rotated around the room with lined paper and clipboards writing multiplication story problems for each set of objects.
Here are the materials I used.
Seven cups with two straws in each
Three packages of plates with eight plates in each package
Seven stapled sets of "ugly sweater" papers with three papers in each set... Some students were literal and called them sweater papers. Others said there were seven people, and each person owned three sweaters. Cute!
Two trays with six "cookies" on each
Five Christmas gift bags with four Christmas pencils in each bag
This activity was a huge success. The students were so motivated. I circulated around the room with my Christmas stickers checking work in progress and providing feedback. This will definitely be a go-to activity every December for me.
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