# Representing number in many ways…

Hello all!

I wanted to follow up with my colleagues who attended the k and k/1 sessions in Langley on Friday. I showed some materials that I then promised to upload to the blog – and then promptly forgot!  Here are the files…  🙂

For those of you who were not in attendance, the idea is simple.  Young children need the opportunity to represent number in many ways to truly make sense of it.  Our youngest learners need more than most to make sense of the squiggles we call digits by building, comparing, partitioning and learning to subitize amounts to five – and then from 5 through ten. Consider these cards, images and frames for representing number as part of your opening activities, a centre or as meaningful practice following on from a lesson.  Students love the chance to roll a die and say how many – and then to build and record what happened!  The files are below – and are included in French as well.

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Number 3 Ways to 5 – English

Number 3 Ways to 10 – English

Number 3 Ways to 5 – French

Number 3 Ways to 10 – French

Carole

PS – Use the “finger cards” to create sets that make five like in the Room on the Broom task, below.  Copy the cards, cut them out and then distribute them in pairs so that you know that every child in the room will be able to find their missing part (ie, be sire to hand out a 2 and a 3, a 4 and a 1, and a 5 and a zero…).  You might consider NOT using the 5 and zero pairing – seems sort of unkind to leave a child with nothing in front of them!!

# New Resource available for K/1 Math Classrooms!

Hello, all!

It has been some time since I have made a post here, but fear not – I have been busy in the interim!  🙂

I am very pleased to announce the release of my new book, entitled NUMBER SENSE – A Combined Grades Resource for Kindergarten and Grade 1 Math Classrooms.

As the title suggests, it has been written in support of teachers of K/1 combined classes.  The resource deals specifically with the number strand outcomes from the WNCP curriculum (the one currently in place in Canada), and does so in a way that keeps kindergarten and grade 1 learners together.  The resource includes:

• 12 lesson sequences covering all of the number strand from the K&1 curricula

• line masters for all lessons

• practice opportuntities in the form of games, centres and additional tasks

• ideas for meaningful daily routines – an alternative to calendar!

• assessment tools – both formal and informal

The cost for the resource is \$30 plus \$4 shipping (for 3 or more copies, shipping costs will differ).