Sometimes you just need to do a little remodeling to make something work better…
‘Constructing Numbers’ needed a complete demo, and it’s been a while coming. The basic concept worked great. But let’s face it, when you get cute graphics and fun fonts, you just have to revamp and redo.
So after being on my to do list for months and months, I was finally able to give this oldie but a goodie a face lift.
I Can Do It Myself Constructing Numbers is just that…it’s a station I use where students practice using ten and ones manipulative to represent numbers.
Students select a playing card and place on their mat. The cards are self-correcting. They fold in and are secured with a clothes pin (easy for little fingers to manipulate and good fine motor practice) until the student makes the number using their ten and ones manipulatives.
By providing them with a range of numbers that will give them JUST enough challenge, you can differentiate to meet your students’ level of readiness.
Because they are using their hands and moving, you are engaging your students with kinesthetic learning preferences as well as logical thinkers.
Because the students can check their own work as the practice, it is independent (my favorite kind of station).
And whether you decide to throw in some construction hats or not . . .
. . .it’s just plan fun and engaging.
If you already own this packet, you need to head back over to TpTand re-download it so you can get the updated cards and also use the additional printable practice pages I have included. After your kiddos have had ample opportunity to practice, they can demonstrate what they know by tackling these response sheets.
Oh, and don’t like the idea of printing in color? No problem. This one is available in color or black/white. Numbers 1-100 are included in this pack, but I’m thinking it might be time to create a I Can Do It Myself: Constructing Big Numbers for my soon to be second grader who likes to work with 100s, and 1000s . . . that might take some thinking.
If you’d like to know about ‘I Can Do It Myself: Constructing Numbers, you can click on the picture below to take you to the link and if you already have it, drop me a line and let me know what you think of it’s remodel. There is also a free version you can try out for size by clicking HERE.
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