The teacher’s view during math story time!
Inventing Games: Our summer learning mornings always begin with an assortment of “table top activities”. I set these up before the children arrive. The first few minutes of this is spent in unstructured exploration of various manipulatives. When the students have settled in, I guide the ideas I hear into various “math challenges”. The last few minutes of “table-top activity” time are spent sharing student thinking. Today was an interesting conversation: Everyone thought of a game!
Game: 1 The Tri-onimos were used to invent a flash card game, challenging players to add all three numbers on a tile:
Game 2: The dice were used to invent a different adding game to practice adding on to a running total:
Game 3: The ten frame towers were used to invent a game for practicing making 10:
The next two photos are not games, but they do so great progress. We are now estimating and counting numbers greater than 50:
And our snack math prices require more coin combinations:
We added the doubles plus one addition facts to our chart:
And we read two math books!
Book 1: Ten Black Dots
Book 2: Cats and Kittens!
And finally: Our morning of learning ends with consolidation. To consolidate, I share photos of the learning activities we’ve done together and we select a few to add to the blog.
I hear the afternoon program is just as fun. Apparently they’re doing water games today!