## Saturday, December 10, 2011

### Math Power Towers

The favorite multiplication game in Room 210 continues to be Power Towers.  I made these back in September and they still get used every day.  The children pull out a cup, answer the fact and stack.  They are getting very creative with their towers.

All you need are some empty Pringles cans and plastic Solo bathroom cups.  The original post used paper cups and I did not think they would last.  I did the 6, 7, 8 and 9 tables. (40 cups per can)  They can be made for any math skill.

I got the idea from Pinterest.  One document is for reading and the other is math.  Here is the link to the original post:
http://mrsgilchristsclass.blogspot.com/search/label/Math

Click photo to open document

Happy Stacking!

1. Awesome!! Great idea!!

2. Cute Idea! I can't wait to use this! :)

3. awesome idea! Do you have the answer inside the cup for a self check?

4. I found your blog through a Pinterest pin and I am your newest follower! I love the math power towers by the way.

:) Nicole
www.mrscorbitt.blogspot.com

5. where are the answers? or do they then have to solve using a method? looks like fun!

1. You can write them on the inside. I don't have them. You can have a chart available for kids to check. I have had the same set for four years! I pulled them out last week with my fifth graders and they loved them. My cups are the 6, 7, 8,9, and 12's

6. Could you use this activity for 3rd grade?

1. Your third graders will love them!!! Start with the easier facts on the cups and switch out. You need to monitor that they are doing facts and not just building towers.

7. I noticed that there is a label for Reading Power Towers. Can you give me an example as to how those are used in the 5th grade? Thanks for all your super creative ideas!

1. This post is very old. I only used the math power towers and still have the originals. You could make reading games for vocabulary/definitions, genres/titles of books, etc. I think grammar would be great like parts of speech.

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