## Saturday, July 7, 2012

### Math Discovery Bottles!

My table last night ...

... and the results today! This is my first set of discovery bottles for math.

Here's a closeup of one.

Here's what's in them.

Bottle 1 – Place Value and Addition/Subtraction

• Contains 6 small blocks with the numbers 0, 1, 5, 7, 8, 9

Bottle 2 – Place Value
Contains:
• 4 small blocks with the numbers 3, 4, 6, 9
• 4 small rods with the numbers 10, 30, 70, 80
• 4 small rods with the numbers 200, 300, 500, 600

Bottle 3 – Multiplication/Division

• Contains 7 small blocks with the numbers 6, 12, 30, 36, 42, 54, 72

Bottle 4 – Number Writing and Representation

• Contains 6 small blocks with the words one, two, five, six, nine, ten

Bottle 5 – Tally Marks and Number Representations

• Contains 6 small rods with tally marks for the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

I have created a packet with directions for making the bottles and activity pages for students to use with them. Every bottle has one activity page except for Bottle 1, which has one for place value and two different activities for addition/subtraction. Here are a few sample pages.
Download Math Discovery Bottles. If you try these, please let me know what you think. I'm planning on making several bottles for basic fact practice, as well as a bottle for fractions. If you have any other suggestions or ideas, please let me know.

**UPDATE** -  I found a teeny tiny mistake on one of the pages. Please download again for the corrected version. Sorry for the inconvenience.

1. This looks like a great activity! Thanks for sharing. I hope to try them out with my class this fall.
Diane
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1. Hi Diane,
I tried this with a group of teachers today and found one mistake. I uploaded a correction, so please download again. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Tricia

2. This looks amazing! I can't wait to make these, thanks for the download! I pinned you!
~Fern

1. Hi Fern,
I tried this with a group of teachers today and found one mistake. I uploaded a correction, so please download again. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Tricia