# Explore Ice Cube Trays, Ice Cubes, and more!

Math tub idea: Get two ice trays from the dollar spot at Target, write 2-digit numbers on white labels for each hole, and kids toss a cube in each tray and add numbers together on recording sheet or whiteboard. They think it's so fun!!

Genius idea for keeping dice from getting tossed around the room during math game play (and probably helps with the noise level, too.)

Concept of "borrowing" hard to understand, teach math a new way. Fantastic math hack for teachers and students!

This file contains a poster to display in your classroom, as well as 9 assignment examples to use in your class while studying mean, mode, median, ...

Beaded number rods for subtraction! Great visual for students with special needs. Adding concrete materials when performing simple operations, helps build number sense to ensure students are relating quantities to symbols (numbers). For this and more great ways to use beads and pipe cleaners in your math lesson, go to: http://commoncoreconnectionusa.blogspot.com/2014/12/beaded-number-rods.html

i liked the idea of this manipulative using colored counting cubes to teach kindergarten students to add small numbers by using a color for the first number and a different color for the second number then add them together to find out the sum by counting all the cubes together.