Ring the Bottle 3rd Grade

Content Activity Template
ECED 3214
Fall 2013
Student Name
Samantha Adams
Activity Name
Ring the Bottle
Curriculum Area
Grade Level
Credit to Source of
Activity Idea
Content Standard
CCGPS 3.OA Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and
1. Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g., interpret 5 × 7 as the total
number of objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For example, describe
a context in which a total number of objects can be expressed as 5 × 7.
Have the children practice their multiplication tables by tossing a bangle
or some kind of ring shaped object over two different bottles with a
number 1-12 on top and multiply the two numbers together. They will do
this in a competition type form where whoever has the highest number in
a group of 3 or 4 students wins.
10 or more bottles, clustered together
Several bangle bracelets (or small yogurt tops with the centers cut out, so
they form rings)
 Cluster the bottles together so they are lined up tightly. You can
also stand them in a small shoebox.
 Tape a number onto each bottle, ranging from 1-100 (if you're
practicing addition or subtraction) or 1-11 (if you're practicing
 Tape a mark on the floor to be the "throw line", so kids know
where to stand as they toss their rings.
 Set a target. For example, tell kids, "The winner is the person who
rings bottles that add up to fifty or more" or "The winner is the
person who can multiply the numbers on their bottles to reach a
higher number than everyone else" or "The winner is the person
whose bottle numbers, when multiplied, are the highest number".
 The prize will be a math homework pass
Let each child take a turn trying to ring the bottles.
Objective of the
Materials Needed
Teacher Directions
Student Directions
(attach worksheets, poems, prompts, etc to the activity)