Monday, April 26, 2010

Math Monday: Counting by 10s to 100

We spent some time this afternoon working on counting by 10s to 100 and recognizing numbers over 30. We used a book from the MathStart Level 1 series called "Leaping Lizards."

After reading the book, we acted out the story using our counting worms (I do not have 50 lizards). First, She grouped the worms into groups of 5. It was interesting to see that she grouped them all by size.
Next, she paired each group up with another group to make a group of 10.

Then, we counted the worms and labled them with these 10s cards. I first saw these cards on Monkeyin Around.

And, of course, we had our own "leaping worms" show.

We also spent time playing a variety of games with the 10s cards. She enjoyed memory, but it was pretty easy since she could see through the paper. We also worked on number recognition. Lexy was pretty antsy this afternoon, so we did a lot of movement activities..."Run and put the number 40 by the front door." Or, "Touch your ear to the number 50."
Lastly, she put the numbers in order from 10-100. She was able to figure this out simply by the, zero, two, zero, three, zero, etc.

We've been having a lot of fun with these MathStart books. If anyone is interested in "Leaping Lizards" here are some more ideas for this book.


Joyful Learner said...

That's wonderful! It looks like she's having fun and has mastered the 10's! We need to do more of this. Thanks for linking up! We love Math Start books!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

We haven't read this Math Start book, but it sounds like a lot of fun. You modified the learning tasks so well to accommodate her desire of physical activity. I really need to get better at that.

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