Educator Resources for Monster School Bus

How many ways are there to combine numbers to add up to 10? What about combining decimals to add up to 1? As the new monster bus driver, players will plan routes to pick up as many little monsters as they can in as few trips as possible on the way to monster school. They can combine groups to create a full load and earn prizes while they watch neighborhood buildings transform all around them. Monster School Bus teaches ways of representing numbers; conveys relationships among numbers and number systems; helps players visualize numbers as sets and quantities; reinforces addition of integers and decimals; and builds new mathematical knowledge through problem solving.

Combining Numbers Lesson Plan: Monster School Bus Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students will use an online math game to practice creating number combinations (such as whole numbers which add up to 10, or decimals which add up to 1.)  Students then create their own version of the game using hands-on materials. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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