Hands-on learning is so much more fun than workbook practice.
Especially when your workbooks haven't come in yet....on the 4th week of school!?!?
So, we are diving into addition using number bonds this week.
What do you do when you have red and blue hula hoops?
Not hula hoop.
(that's what the kids were hoping for)
We did several problems together where I had students start in the parts...
...and move to the whole.
All you need to do is prep 2 blue parts, 1 red whole and 2 black linking strips.
Glue together and ta-da!
We practiced using them for several days.
At first I would call out 2 numbers for them to put in the parts, slide to the whole and count the total.
Then we moved to "ways to make" numbers as I called out a number to put in the whole and they would figure out different ways to make that number.
The last day we practiced writing number sentences with them.