Recently, I put together a new Math activity highlighting basic addition and subtraction facts. I am hoping to reinvigorate some math lessons through the use of this material as my observations in the classroom tell me some children might enjoy a little variation - in other other words, we need to "spice things up a bit!"
And, while I was rearranging things, I took the opportunity to unpack and place some newly acquired Math materials in their new "home":
|Addition: To complete the activity the child choses a drawer and a ticket, and places the manipulatives accordingly.|
|To find the sum, the items are counted into the remaining space. I do not have a picture of the recording sheet, but at this time, the child could record his/her work on paper.|
|Subtraction: To complete the activity, the child first places the corresponding minuend in the first box.|
|Then, the corresponding subtrahend is counted into the second box, leaving the difference in the first box. Again, work can be recorded by writing out the equations or using number stamps.|
|I tried to tone down the utilitarian look of the drawers with natural elements - I think it worked because it looks so inviting and lovely in our classroom! :-)|
|Due to limited space for additional math shelves, I converted our window still - much better than having it crammed on the existing shelves (and there was really no other place to put those beautiful fraction circles)!|