July 25, 2017
Creating grid games from classroom materials can be a great opportunity for fun and mathematical discussions involving small sets.
Grid games can be some of the earliest experiences children have with board games. And they can be both fun and mathematical.
This book is a delightful way to start a discussion about estimation in the early grades. Is it reasonable that Hugh Thomas caught a million fish?
A quick matching game with dot cards is a fun way for preschoolers to practice recognizing small sets without counting.
Students create visual representations of different numbers. All children will benefit most from exploring number arrangements by beginning with 3 and moving up from that.
A child selects a card with a given number of dots.
A child produces a small set of counters to match a shown quantity.
The video gives a great overview of how to use a rekenrek. It also provides a few specific examples of problems that you could give to your students.
All kinds of confusion can result when children are asked to rattle off the numbers from 1 to 10 or 20 or higher without actually counting something. In our learning labs and activities we are working to help teachers find ways to avoid “Naked Numbers