Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Got Bottle Caps?



Over my years of teaching, I'm always thinking of how to make use of ordinary items.  "Bottle Cap Math" has been by far one of my best brainstorms in the classroom yet.  Why?  Because bottle caps are everywhere.  Ask your class to collect the caps and you have instant manipulatives! All you have to do is number them the way you want. This past summer I got busy creating 20 versatile math worksheets using bottle caps.  My worksheets include everything from patterning, skip counting, multiplication, probability, comparing numbers, fractions, place value, rounding and much more.  You have to check them out!  They are available at my {Teacher's Pay Teachers Store}.






7 comments:

  1. Cool! We don't have bottle caps, but we do "milk cap math." I love the way that both use up things that would likely otherwise be trashed. Thanks for linking up at Math Monday!! :)

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  2. I love these!! I'm looking forward to doing this with my class next year!

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  3. This is such a great idea! I teach Pre-K and these would be great for counting, patterning, even as a simple small manipulative for the students! Now I have 2 months to collect different colored bottle caps!! Haha!

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  4. Great idea! I wonder if you could paint the caps? I've heard there is a special spray paint for plastic...
    Thanks for sharing!
    Dana

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  5. I just added your button to my blog!
    Dana

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  6. What a great idea! I have a stash of bottle caps that I have been saving too!

    Allison
    A Whole Brain Teacher

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