This week, I knew I wanted to work with a group of first grade students on their counting and estimating skills. We have been working on counting by 10's in class (going over 100!) and these kids still needed help with that as well as needing a great deal of help with estimating quantities.
I decided to pull my Teddy Bear Counters for this group.
|I place my tub of counters on the table and asked kids to think about how many bears might be in here. I asked them if they thought there were more than 10? (everyone said yes) More than 20? (everyone said yes) More than 100? (only one kid said yes)|
|Then I dumped the bears on the table and spread them out a bit. I again asked them if they still thought there was more than 20. (all said yes) Is there more than 100? (all said no!!!)|
|I then pulled 10 off to the side to give them an idea about what 10 looked like and asked them to think about how many teddy bears in all.|
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