Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How Many Presents?

Today we displayed some mini presents and encouraged the children to practice counting how many there were by using the tools we've been exploring in the classroom: a hundreds chart and some ten frames.

The children knew they needed to start at the number 1 on the chart and add the presents one at a time in order so that they had an accurate number. We discussed what would happen if they randomly placed the presents on the chart.

The children also used the ten frames. They knew they had to fill one ten frame up before moving onto a new one.

Once the children had an accurate count, they were encouraged to record the number on a piece of paper at the centre. Some children counted the presents using both tools before recording their number in order to ensure their answer was correct.

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