Friday, October 11, 2013
I love the 50 chart mystery pictures. It isn't the 100 chart(those will come soon) but it gives them the opportunity to explore building and recognizing numbers at a smaller scale. This week we are studying the letter N, so our mystery picture was a nest. I show the numbers on the board using magnetic place value manipulatives. I build the number and they tell me what number I built. Then we decompose the number (if the number is 34 they say 30 and 4 more), tell if it is even or odd, and how many more they would need to get to their next ten. There are so manny a-ha moments during these activities.