I was talking to one of my Kindergarten teachers today about the importance of having our kiddos leave Kinder with an absolute and total understanding of 5. The common core standards state that Kindergarten students should fluently add and subtract within 5. There are sooooo many great concrete ways to practice combinations for 5. Some of my favorite include number bracelets, linking cubes, and 5 frames. But I also found a great technology resource for combinations of 5. It’s from NCTM’s Illuminations website, and it’s called the 5-Frame Tool. Students can use the activity in a variety of ways and it provides voice cues, making it perfect for pre-readers. There is also a 10-Frame Tool. Check it out! Even for adults, it’s kind of addicting.
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Common Core Kindergarten Numbers from 11-19
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