My first-grade teachers are working on numbers from 100 to 120, and they wanted a workstation that would encourage students to think flexibly about numbers—helping them to realize that numbers can be decomposed in ways other than along traditional place value lines.
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This activity takes students through the concrete (manipulatives), representational (pictorial), and abstract (numerals and symbols) stages of learning. Students record their work in their math journals. All you need for this workstation is the instruction card, base-10 blocks, and some number cards.
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I wish I could spend a week learning new strategies and getting ideas from you!
Sweet comment! Thanks so much. 🙂
This is so great! Thanks. Beth
Thinking of Teaching
My pleasure, Beth!
Donna- What anonymous said is probably what a lot of us are feeling. I am a first grade teacher who loves the way we teach math now, (less worksheets-more concrete practice), but my team mate and I are struggling to find curriculum. Our year, so far, has been made up of looking at the standards and then finding ideas online or creating lessons our selves. I feel like my students are learning, but my math program is scattered. Have you seen any programs/publishers you would feel comfortable endorsing? So far we have used a combination of Bridges and Engage New York.. I so appreciate any advise you can give me.
Julie [email protected]
I have to be honest, Julie, and tell you that I don’t have a great deal of knowledge of all the different programs that are out there. Like you, we’ve been piecing ours together for years. That’s why my bookcase is so full of books on best practices! I do know that both Bridges and Engage NY are great resources.
Love the way this takes the kids through the levels of knowing!
Great application for math! Enjoy your maternity leave!
The Math Maniac
Maternity leave???? Not me! My one and only is a sophomore in college. Ha ha.
Thank you for this, it is perfect for journals!
You’re very welcome!
Great idea for work stations. Thank you so much for sharing!
My pleasure, Sue!
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