Chocolate Chip Count

Activity Type: Small Group & Center

Deriver +/- (Adding/Subtracting)

Quick Description:

Students imagine that the cards are brownies with chocolate chips and that a monster is eating the brownies. After the students determine the total number of chocolate chips on two brownies, the number is written on a blank card and “fed” to the monster. (Activity courtesy Anna Erickson, at the Youth Policy Lab at the University of Michigan, and team.)? 

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Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.