|A new provocation to encourage the students to explore addition|
|Using number cubes and counters to add numbers together|
|Composing the number 8 in different ways|
|Adding number cubes: using counters to help and then writing her findings|
|The domino numbers were too big, so I.L used a 100s chart to help|
|Using counters and numbers to demonstrate an understanding of each number|
|Adding 10 frames together|
|Adding number cubes together|
|Adding dot plates|
I.D wanted to find out how many trees were in our yard. She went around and counted each type of tree then recorded her findings in her math thinking book.
|Here is what she wrote in her math thinking book to represent her thinking|
|A.Ah- Drawing his 3D shape representation|
|Measuring the dimensions of our white board|
|R.H- "Look Ms. Tompkins! The cup is heavier. The circle is lighter!" How do you know? "Because the cup is down and the circle is up".|
These next few photos excite me, not only because the creations are beautiful but because 3 JK boys worked collaboratively to create them. After each 'stage' they ran across the classroom to get me to take a photo and then immediately got to work adding more.
Here is how it unfolded:
We have begun to explore probability, using language such as likely, impossible and certain when using number cubes, spinners and everyday life.
"Young children have the curiosity and the capability to engage in mathematical thinking and learning."
Ontario Kindergarten Curriculum
I hope this post demonstrates the incredible abilities our young learners have, especially when it comes to mathematics.