I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time
Integrating math into everything is key for learning and practicing the skills. This activity involves counting during morning meeting for attendance with the class. It also helps build a positive and welcoming classroom environment.
for those of you with the same class throughout the year and with younger kids, this is a great idea to show them that you appreciate each and every one of them.great for end of year gift to student/family.