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Educator Resources for Jelly Bean

Jelly Bean is designed to offer a range of activities for building students' number sense concepts. The game features three main activity areas (Counting, Number Sense, and Math Facts) each of which is divided into three levels. During game play, students can practice basic addition and subtraction, become familiar with arrays and combinations, and estimate larger numbers. Note that you can turn off time pressure by clicking the clock in the main menu.

Math Facts and Number Sense Lesson Plan: The Jelly Bean Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-4, students will use jelly beans in an online game and real jellybeans as math manipulatives to practice number sense concepts, such as counting, more and less, estimation, algebraic thinking and missing addend equations, and addition and subtraction math facts. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »