Last week I wrote a post about Mrs. Bryan’s Kindergarten class and the story problems they were writing. As I visited with different students while they worked, I noticed that a handful of students did not know how to read the number sentences they were writing. When I pointed to the plus sign and asked them what word goes with that sign, they weren’t sure. Same with the equal sign. Not surprising, since math symbols are (1) very abstract and (2) brand new to Kinder babies. I mentioned it to Mrs. Bryan, and before I knew it she had created a FAB-U-LOUS anchor chart to provide visual cues for the kiddos.
|Notice how she shows the equation two
ways–with the total last and with the total first.
|LOVE the dot representation of the numbers!|