Sunday, October 6, 2013
The students learned how to play a new math game called "Grab and Count Compare." An earlier game called "Grab and Count" requires students to grab one handful of math manipulatives (linking cubes or colored tiles) and count them out. This game helps students practice one-to-one correspondence and rote counting skills. Students built upon these skills by partnering up with another student. Each student grabbed one handful of math manipulatives, counted them out, and then compared their handful with their partner. Students had to decide which person has more by comparing numbers. The next math game that will build on top of this one will be when students grab two handfuls each and count each handful, then compare one of their handfuls to the other handful. Students then try to decide which handful had more. Students have fun learning these math skills and practicing with their partners.