Both the CCSS and TEKS have standards for number combinations (composing and decomposing numbers) to 10. Your Kinder and 1st-grade students should be practicing number combinations all year long! This is a foundational skill, and you’ll want to stock your classroom with a variety of activities for learning number combinations to keep the students engaged.
Shake and Spill is a great little game for providing concrete practice with number combinations (composing and decomposing numbers), and the holiday-themed boards in the package are sure to please! Differentiate the activity by varying target numbers based on student need.
It’s important to connect the hands-on experience with pictorial representations and symbolic notation (numerals, equations, etc.). The recording sheets that are included can be used along with the game to make that transition. Three different recording formats allow students to record their number combinations and provide even greater flexibility!
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