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Math and Reading Vending Machine

If you have ever begged your parents to buy you something from a gumball machine, you will understand the excitement that students have when they see a cardboard vending machine in the classroom.


It is a unique way to get students to review reading and math concepts.  Each capsule contains a math question or a (very short) reading passage with one comprehension question.  When students turn the knob on the vending machine, they randomly select a question to answer.  


The capsules were purchased on Amazon for about $14.00. I used an empty box with a window cut into it to create the vending machine.  A rolled piece of cardboard with a kitty litter jug cap glued onto it served as the turnable knob.


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