Making these math pages reminded me of the homework I used to send home when I was teaching. In fact, I actually made this because there was a parent whose child WANTED homework, but wasn’t getting any sent home in his folder as the holidays were approaching.
Yes, I realize that not everyone would want homework (or homework like this) sent home. But, I think everything is what you make of it, and I used to make these fun through the dialogue we would have and all the ways we would come up with to discover the answers to these “problems.”
Pages like this can get a bad wrap (pun intended).
If recording sheets are coined as “work sheets” then that can suggest that they are used in boring ways to accomplish boring tasks.
I would like to suggest that when counting the presents we would give each tree a child’s name and we are going to be Santa’s helpers to count how many presents are under each tree and take an inventory so we can report back to Santa how many presents each child received.
And for the one with the ornaments we are in charge of decorating the North Pole Christmas trees and we have to record how many decorations we used on each tree so we can keep track of them to use again next year.
You can also use these to teach the importance of taking your time, checking your work, and other similar skills that are important for hard workers. If the elves weren’t hard workers Christmas just wouldn’t be the same.
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