## Wednesday, May 15, 2013

My mathematicians are pretty good at making ten.  We recently practiced with this little activity.

I put equations on their foreheads and gave them a Making Ten recording sheet.  (By the way, there's something special and motivating about a first grader and their forehead.)  They visited heads, wrote down the person's equation, compensated on their sheet by making ten, and wrote the new equation before solving.

You can see above how they compensated with an arrow and the amount that must be given to the number to make it into a ten.

Here's the recording sheet if you're interested.

Happy making ten!

1. Labels on their foreheads! Love it!
Barb

1. Barb, they love it too. :)

2. That's really impressive!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Rachel
A-B-Seymour

1. Rachel, thank you. I've been happy with how they've picked it up.

3. I bet your kids had a BALL! I think I'm going to try this as well!

-Amanda
Teacher at the Wheel

1. Amanda, I love that you're going to give this a go. I hope it goes well.

4. Great game for helping them to practice getting to ten! Your students are thinking they are just having fun, but are also learning so much-love it!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

1. Lori, they're learning a lot indeed and having fun doing it. :)

5. It's so amazing how quickly students learn a difficult concept when they are having fun playing a game! I pinned it to use next year!

1. Angie, they definitely had a fun time with this. Thanks for the pin.

6. I pinned this as well! I agree with you when you say there is something about foreheads! LOL! I need to use those heads more often like this.