Matches Numerals to CollectionsWHOLE NUMBERS

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Purpose

Purpose: While at the single digit stage matching numerals to collections may seem to be just a memory exercise, students will not progress even at this level unless they are encouraged to build an understanding that numbers are about 'amount' or quantity - that they are not just about counting sequence. This idea of quantity is what makes mathematics different to other subjects. When learning reading, knowing a sequence of letters that makes a word is of little use unless the meaning of the word is also understood. So too with mathematics, just stating the name of a number symbol is of little use unless there is an understanding of the quantity indicated by the number. WIth higher numbers, this ability requires a broad understanding of all aspects of whole number including an understanding of the base10 system and place value, counting, relative magnitude and location.

Resources

Activities where students are encouraged to match and compare written numerals with physical models of numbers, helps students to develop a strong conception of number as a quantity, and helps them learn to 'trust the count'.

 

Linked activitiesLinked Activities

  • download Win a Block
  • download Grab 300
  • download MAB Sculptures

AssessmentAssessment

  • download Assessment Points - Matching 6

 

 

Activities and Assessments

 

download Win a Block

Win a Block

Focus: Modelling and counting collections through the use of place value units, writing numerals to match large collections. Understanding that ten ones make one ten, and that ten tens make one hundred.

How: See Win a Block instruction sheet

Download Win a Block score sheet

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Download 10 - 90 Spinner


download Grab 300

Grab 300

Focus: Modelling and counting collections through the use of place value units, writing numerals to match large collections. Understanding that ten ones make one ten, and that ten tens make one hundred.

How: See Grab 300 Instruction Sheet

Download Counter 300 score sheet

 

download MAB Sculptures

MAB Sculptures 

Focus: Modelling and counting collections through the use of place value units, writing numerals to match large collections. Understanding that ten ones make one ten, and that ten tens make one hundred.

How: See MAB Sculptures instructions

 

download Assessment Points - Matching 6

Assessment Points - Matching 6

Activity based indicators that students have achieved the target understandings

Download Assessment Points - Matching 6 sheet

Also, see assesment rubrics on MAB instructions

 

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