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I've had the pleasure of reading this book and got some wonderful activities to use with my Firsties...

Here's some of my thoughts, ideas, and finds about this wonderful resource...

**Number Talks**are great springboards in helping students develop a better understanding of the number concepts and skills. The better a student’s number sense and cardinality, the more prepared they are to begin memorizing and becoming fluent with Math Facts J

Number
Talk Ideas:

Implementing Number Talks…Helpful Hints:

*Try
to do every day for a small amount of time (10 minutes)…a few minutes often is
much better than a lot of minutes every once in awhile.

*Establish
a routine for showing you’re ready or that you agree quiet thumb up

*Ask
questions and let the kids do the talking!

What did you see?

How did you see it?

Did anyone see it a different way?

How did you think about that?

How did you figure it out?

What did you do next?

Why did you do that?

Did someone solve the problem a
different way?

What strategies do you see being used?

*Use
different mediums…whiteboard, chart paper, smartboard

*Name/label
the strategies that your students talk about using…

doubles

doubles+1

decompose

make a ten

counting on

*Create
a safe environment during the number talks

__Math Number Talk Resources Site:__

Get2MATH K-5 is a wonderful resource
site with many number talks already set up and ready to go.

These
cards can be used to help children relate the addition to the subtraction facts
as well as develop the sense of part-part-whole. The idea for these cards comes from an
activity in John Van de Walle’s book “Teaching Student Centered Mathematics K-3”.

How to use the cards:

Each card has a numeral for the whole and a dot pattern for each part. Cover
one of the dot patterns with a flap of paper or fold over the card so that only
one part can be seen.

Have the child say the missing part that is covered up and/or the number
sentence, i.e. “Eight is five and three” for an 8 card showing five dots and
hiding three.

Make sure to have the child explain how they knew the missing part.

__I Wish I Had__

You
show the child the missing part card, say the amount of the dot pattern that is
not covered up, and say that you wish you had the numeral. For example with the
8 card that has five dots showing and hiding three, you would say “I have 5; I
wish I had 8…how many more do I need?”

Choose
a number in your head… then have the students guess what that number is by
process of elimination. For example if
your number is 10 and a student guesses the number 7….you would say “my number
is more than seven”. Then they have to tell which numbers need to be covered up
and why they need to be covered. This is
a great game to get the kids thinking in terms of more than and less than. Each
guess helps them narrow their focus of a number choice and should eliminate the
shouting out of random numbers.

Start the year with numbers 1-10, then
add 11-15, then 16-20 and keep adding more and more numbers to the chart to
make the game more challenging.

Similar
to ‘Guess My Number’ but using objects to move on a number line to get closer
to the number I’m thinking.

__Ten Stick__

Using
a linking cube stick of 10 cubes (5 red and 5 blue), I show the kids the stick
of cubes and begin asking them to tell me what they notice…there’s no fear in
what you notice, because you can “notice” a lot of things…colors, shapes,
amounts…etc…there’s really no one right answer when you ask “What do you
notice?”…

Then
I put the stick behind my back and break off a piece…when I show the kids and
ask “What do you notice now?”…we can begin to create number bonds and
equations…Remember…it’s the thought process I’m trying to get at…

what
do you notice…

tell
me how you know you’re right…

tell
me if you agree with what so and so just said…

why
do you agree with so and so …why do you not agree

__Ten-Frame Magnets__

I
show the kids the ten-frame with a number of magnets on the frame…then I turn
the frame to me and tell them to watch what I’m doing…I can then add magnets
(with exaggerated movements to the board) or take some away from the
board. Then I’ll ask them to tell me
what they know…

What
number they do you think is on my board now?

…then
I’ll reveal the board and have someone tell how they knew the number I was
hiding.

Number of the Day (Place Value practice
with Ten-Frames)

Add
this to your calendar time: Show the
number of the day (which is the number of days in school) using
ten-frames. Each day have a student add
another dot to the ten-frame. Put
adhesive magnet squares on the back of the ten-frames and then you can move
them around. Students can then show different
ways to make the number of the day….think about when it gets to double digits
like 25 or 56… they can use two addends.
Record their equations on a white board or chart paper. Double digits mean they can slide the
ten-frames into two columns to show the two addends. Then the class counts aloud each addend
(practicing counting by tens) and confirms that the expression is correct. You could also do 3 addends.

Make
the activity more teachable by talking about….”no matter how we move the
numbers around, what number will we always have?"

Think Math – “The Answer Is…”

Every
week put a new “answer” on a class Think Math board. As soon as a new question goes up, students can
write a question that matches the answer on a sticky note and place it on their
class number. Think of the possibilities
of the questions that could be written and then explained by your
students. There are as many different
correct answers as there are students. You’ll need to take several weeks of
modeling and going over correct answers before the majority of students are
able to correctly write number stories that match the answers, but the learning
will be well worth the effort!

I have visited Get to Math K-5. It is great site and I thank for the suggestions.

ReplyDeleteI love this post! I just attended a week long PD by Math Solutions. One full day was just on this book!! We will be implementing in our K-2 building next year and we are so excited! Thanks for these resources.

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Curious Firsties

Thank you for sharing this helpful post.

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