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Number, Word, and Base Ten Forms - St. Patrick's Day Activity

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Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: K - 2

Have some fun matching number, word, and base-ten forms with a fun St. Patrick's Day activity.

St. Patrick’s Day Math – Matching Activity

Are you ready to paint the town green and catch a glimpse of a leprechaun’s gold? Well, get your shamrocks and lucky charms ready because St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! It’s the one day of the year where we can all channel our inner Irish and celebrate with crafts, art projects, and of course, embed some St. Patrick’s Day fun into your daily math lessons.

Use this clover-themed match-up activity to build your students knowledge of 2-digit numbers and their varying forms. In this math activity, students need to pick one of the puzzle pieces that has a 2-digit number. Then, they need to find the puzzle pieces with the correct number of base-ten blocks and, finally, the puzzle piece with the correct word form of that number. Once all three pieces have been found, they are pieced together to form a clover!

A students ability to recognize a number in different forms is crucial to developing their number sense.

Differentiate and Scaffold Your Math Centers

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by only focusing on a handful of the numbers. Additionally, provide access to maths manipulatives to assist students.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage fast finishers to complete a number of the day on one of the numbers they have matched during the puzzle activity.

🛴 Scavenger Hunt Activity

Keep the 2-digit number cards and place the other puzzles pieces around the room. In pairs, provide students with one of the number cards and have them try to find their matching clover leaves for their given number.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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Print on cardboard for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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