What's Christmas without presents under the tree? These little gift boxes can be used as counters to do some "Jingle Math" narratives.
- Run the free printable Christmas Presents on cardstock, or run them on plain paper and mount them on cardstock when they are ready to laminate.
- Color, cut and laminate the presents.
- Add a piece of magnet tape on the back and move them to your white board.
- Group the presents and use one of the math narratives.
- Model problem solving for the first couple.
- Have students write the math sentence for your math narratives on a white board or a piece of paper.
- Have your students "report back" with their math sentences and solution. Did they label their answer?
Narratives for Math Gifts
- There were eight Christmas Presents under the Christmas tree. The Grinch came and stole three. How many gifts were left? (subtract)
- Grandma put three presents under the tree. Uncle Harry put two presents under the tree. How many presents were under the tree all together? (add)
- Santa had seven gifts left in his sack. He left 2 for Julianna. How many gifts were still in the sack? (subtract.)
- Andy had 2 presents under the tree. His sister Janet had three presents. How many presents were under the tree? (add)