Acorn Math Game

There’s a little squirrel family that lives in a hollow log in our backyard thicket they share with a rabbit family and a slew of noisy sparrows.  Mother squirrel has been sending her young squirrels Edmund, Edwina and Forest out everyday for the last three days to collect acorns to save for winter.  The first day all three young squirrels came back with five acorns each.  The second day Edwina wasn’t feeling well and staying in bed but Forest and Edmund returned with five each again.  On the third day, all three squirrels collected five but Forest and Edmund each snuck one before returning home.  How many acorns do the three young squirrels have to show for three days of collecting?

I think these squirrels are going to have to step it up if they want acorns all winter!

Do you have acorns in your yard?  How about collecting some and trying your own math games!

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This post is linked up with What’s the Word? Wednesdays at Frankly My Dear.  Check it out and get excited about fall!


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