Snowflake Math

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In addition to making a cute snowflake, this craft works on several math concepts, numbers, counting, patterns…, while they create.

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Materials Needed:

  • Beads in different colors
  • Pipe cleaners (cut in half)

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Start by taking three of the halved pipe cleaners and twisting them together. First I twisted two together and then twisted the third around them. Now the math begins…IMG_1240

I instructed my children to use 5 beads per arm of snowflake. Next I allowed two options. Option 1, create the same pattern on each arm, i.e. AABBC.  IMG_1241

Option 2, alternate arms with two different patterns, i.e. AABBC on arms 1,3,5 and BBAAD on arms 2,4 and 6, as in the picture above.

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Once they complete their math problem, bend the ends of the pipe cleaners and stick it into the whole of the last bead.

 

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