I LOVE it when the lightbulb goes on, don't you?I am always looking for ways to make math both fun and effective. Using manipulatives can really help a child SEE things in a different way. This is exactly what happened when I introduced a new teaching tool with our math this week.
Here is the Common Core Standard that I have been focusing on:
Operations and Algebraic Thinking:
1. Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out situations, verbal expressions, expressions, or equations.
I recently received a Number Balance and it has proved to be a HUGE success with our Graph the Math Sheets! What I really liked about this experience was that I could literally SEE the thought process at work.
Hop on over to The Moffatt Girls blog to see and read more about our "lightbulb" experience:)
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