# 1 Trillion Easter Eggs

## The Activities

1. Topic: Ratios: Book: Beanstalk: The Measure Of A Giant by A. McCallum.
2. Topics: Combinations, Combinatorics:  I had printouts of eggs with the top and bottom separated by a line.  First, I gave them 3 colored markers and asked “If you have 3 colors, how many ways can you color the eggs?” (Answer: 9).  Then I asked about 5 colors, without actually giving them 5 colors, to see if they could figure out the pattern without actually doing the coloring.
3. Topic: Multiplication: I had a bag of plastic Easter eggs with a slip of paper with a number from 1-9 inside each one.  At first, each kid drew out two eggs and had to figure out the product of the two.  After a few rounds of this, they started drawing out three eggs and multiplying them all together.
4. Topic: Tesselations: Using pattern blocks, we worked together to make this pattern:

## How Did It Go?

Four kids attended this week.  Everything went pretty smoothly this week.  At the end of circle, all the big kids went and voted on the birthday party activity in the little kids circle.

#### Beanstalk: The Measure of a Giant

This book was about ratios and was a good level for the kids.