Partner Problem Solvers

Grade level: K-5

Materials/equipment: (based on class of 30)
• Popsicle sticks with math problems (#16837)
• Wall posters with math problem totals and exercises (or equipment)
• Buckets (#15609) with popsicle sticks problems under each poster, one to deposit and one to take from
• Scarves (#15219)
• Grabby Balls (#10136)
• Hot Spots (#21118)
• Neon Foam Dodgeballs (#10507)

Set-up #1 (for full class)
Put the wall posters and activity posters around the perimeter of the gym on the walls with 2 cups or buckets under each one.

How to play:
Each student or partner duo starts at a poster. They choose a stick out of the cup. They read the equation, run to the poster with the correct answer, deposit it into the bucket, do the exercise or activity, and take a new stick out of the other bucket. They repeat this pattern until the activity ends.

Poster ideas:
Exercise pictures via hot spots
5 canon shots
Stack 6 ice cream scoops
Catch a grabby ball with your partner
Juggle scarves for one minute

Make popsicle sticks and corresponding wall card with multiplication or subtraction equations.

View equipment here:

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