- Emoji Writing Prompt Generator with Google Sheets - Resource link
- Emoji Rebus Stories with Google Docs - Halloween-themed, Valentine-themed, Winter-themed
- Character Emoji Template - Resource link
- Pictographs - Resource link
- And more - Resource link
Another use for emojis is teaching math concepts. Emojis can be used to model quantities so students can learn about, explore, and practice addition and subtraction with concrete representations of the numbers.
Adding 2 smiley faces to 3 smiley faces, or subtracting 4 rocket ships from 7 rocket ships, can make the math more understandable for students.
To help with this, I have created a Google Sheet template that lets students choose the emoji they want to work with, and then practice addition and subtraction problems, while at the same time getting conditional formatting feedback to let them know if they have the correct answer or not.
See below for a short 7-minute video showing how to use this template, as well as written directions, and a link to get your own copy of the template to use with your students.
- "Emoji Math - Addition and Subtraction" - Google Sheets template link
- First, in the top left of the addition and subtraction tabs, the student is able to choose which emoji they want to use from the drop-down menu.
- This is the emoji that will be displayed when representing the numbers in the math problem on that tab.
- Next the student will type in the two numbers they want to add or subtract in the first and second boxes.
- After the student types in their numbers for the problem, the Google Sheet will help visualize those numbers by automatically displaying that amount of emojis below the first and second boxes.
- On any of the tabs, if the student types in the incorrect answer in the third box, the third box will turn red to indicate they have entered the incorrect answer.
- The student will need to look at the emojis again to rework the problem.
- Once the student types in the correct answer, the third box will turn green to indicate they have entered the correct answer.
- To do another problem the student can simply delete their numbers and type in numbers for a new problem.
- First go to the "Emojis" tab in the Google Sheet.
- You can delete any emojis here that you do not want.
- You can also add in any other emojis you want by putting them in the cells in Column A.
- You can get your emojis from many sources, but one of my favorites is Emojipedia at https://emojipedia.org/
- At Emojipedia you can search for emojis and then simply copy and paste them into the Sheet.