**Barbara P. Lorde - Crispus Attucks Academy**
**M&M MATH**

Barbara P. Lorde Crispus Attucks Academy

3813 S. Dearborn

CHICAGO IL 60609

(773) 535-1270

**Objective(s)**:

This lesson is designed to introduce math at the kindergarten level. All

students should be able to:

1. Learn basic colors

2. Sort according to colors

3. Count 1 through 10

**Materials Needed**:

For a class of thirty students you will need the following:

30 small bags of M&MS

30 coffee filters

30 papers with colors red, blue, orange, brown, yellow, and green written in

squares.

**Strategy**:

Have students guess how many M&M'S are in the bag.

Open bag of candy and put candy into coffee filter.

Sort all M&M's into sets by colors using the color sheet.

Name each color and count each set.

Once activity is finish have students put M&M's

back into their coffee filters.

Ask students to put two M&M in their mouth.

Have students count how many are left.

Eat two more. How many M&M'S do you have left?

**Performance Assessment**:

Each student will be orally assessed on colors, sorting, and counting 1-10.

**Conclusions**:

The students should be able to name various colors.

Sort according to colors and count 1-10.

**References**:

Primary Bears, Book 1- 1987 AIMS Education Foundation

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