We’re in full swing already this year in math!! I kicked off Unit 1(view here on TPT) last week and here is what it looked like in our room. Not only were we having a ball, but we were thinking deeply about number sense. We’re working on our strong foundation so we can bring it with us when we get into addition and subtraction.
In this video, students were taking their foundation of arranged dots learned in previous lesson and applying it to the math mats. I would read a fun story to them like 8 teachers read books at school and they would have to show the 8 in a specific arrangement on the school math mat using cubes. It’s interesting to watch this childs thought process in working out this problem. Through CC I’m learning the improtance of scaffolded questioning and making kids do more thinking work rather than just showing them or telling them the right answer. Many kids have it, they just have trouble expressing it.