It is a Chinese folktale about a little old woman and a little old man who find a magic pot that doubles anything you put inside - including the little old man and woman!
And it is a terrific resource for teaching the doubles strategy in math. Whatever goes in the pot gets doubled when it comes out!
Today we put a set of cubes into our magic pots
and we pulled out double!
I found these cute little 'cauldrons' after Halloween last year and snapped up a handful of them - they were perfect for this!
This was a such a quick and easy activity! No prep, no copies - we just recorded what we did in our math journals. And you gotta love easy peasy on the first day back after winter break:)