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Ok--decomposing numbers...ugh...totally not fun for my kinders. But they have caught on really quick to this concept!! I'm so excited...last week there was a lot of hooorahhh, awesomes, and high-fiving going on. It's crazy to get so excited about something like this but woooh this is a little hard for some!
First of all...the black mats are shelf liners cut up. I use these, not only to keep the materials quiet, but to keep their stuff organized. They are a busy bunch.
I decided to use the overhead tens and ones. They worked great and the kiddos enjoyed them.
You can see in the picture above some smiley face counters as well. I ran out of the ones counters for the overhead so we made do with those. Then we played this spin and cover game. I'm not sure where I got it from, so if you know let me know!
The kiddos would spin and it might would say 1 ten and 2 ones and they had to figure out what number that was by making it with their counters. Then we covered up the number on the board.
I would also show a number on a card and have them make that number. We did these activities a couple of times this week. I teach my math in small groups so this was a great way to differentiate for that lower group (who did VERY well!!!).
Here's a little something I created for you. Click on the picture to take to Google Docs.