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Classroom Activities for Number Sense and Operations in Grades P-2 MTA 2010 Penny Bell-Tovey (HRSB Math Coach), Angela MacGregor & Matt Tucker (HRSB Primary.

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1 Classroom Activities for Number Sense and Operations in Grades P-2 MTA 2010 Penny Bell-Tovey (HRSB Math Coach), Angela MacGregor & Matt Tucker (HRSB Primary Teachers) Our MTA information is online at

2 Whiteboards Games to practice number formation and number recognition Games to practice number formation and number recognition Roll dice and record Roll dice and record Dominoes for counting and early operations Dominoes for counting and early operations Flash dot cards and ten frames and record Flash dot cards and ten frames and record Form & Find Game!!! Form & Find Game!!!

3 Ten Frames Ways of counting (Example: How many are here? How do you know?) Ways of counting (Example: How many are here? How do you know?) Memory game (Example: Show on overhead and students reproduce on ten frames.) Memory game (Example: Show on overhead and students reproduce on ten frames.) Use dice/playing cards and then record with counters Use dice/playing cards and then record with counters Way of representing in math journal Way of representing in math journal Show frame as children arrive in the morning, students identify number as “entry pass” Show frame as children arrive in the morning, students identify number as “entry pass” Bowling – Students bowl plastic pins and then record Bowling – Students bowl plastic pins and then record Giant ten frame for games and songs Giant ten frame for games and songs

4 Target Number/Number of the Day (A Graphic Organizer) Multiple representations of numbers Multiple representations of numbers Promotes flexible thinking about numbers Promotes flexible thinking about numbers Ongoing review of important number concepts Ongoing review of important number concepts Target Number Info and sample templates Target Number Info and sample templates Target Number Info sample templates Target Number Info sample templates

5 Math Journal Use pictures, numbers and words to communicate math thinking Use pictures, numbers and words to communicate math thinking Supports math development in all strands Supports math development in all strands Primary – Grade 2 Journal Prompts Primary – Grade 2 Journal Prompts

6 Dominoes Overhead domino pieces for counting/early operations Overhead domino pieces for counting/early operations Count and record Count and record Matching number facts/fact families Matching number facts/fact families Domino Addition by Lynette Long Domino Addition by Lynette Long Match dots with number symbol/number word (different ways of representing) Match dots with number symbol/number word (different ways of representing) Domino train Domino train

7 Math Balance NSSBB# ($14.46) NSSBB# ($14.46) Visualizing number relationships and simple math equations Visualizing number relationships and simple math equations Showing greater than or less than situations Showing greater than or less than situations Modelling repeated addition (multiplication), missing addend problems, etc. Modelling repeated addition (multiplication), missing addend problems, etc. Math Balance information sheets Math Balance information sheets Math Balance information sheets Math Balance information sheets

8 Two-sided Counters Shake and spill (All About Numbers booklet) Shake and spill (All About Numbers booklet)(All About Numbers booklet)(All About Numbers booklet) Fact families Fact families Ten frames Ten frames Counting (“Show me 7.”) Counting (“Show me 7.”) Yard sale – counters as coins for in-class sale Yard sale – counters as coins for in-class sale Show on overhead and students record what they see on their whiteboards (total or math fact) Show on overhead and students record what they see on their whiteboards (total or math fact)

9 Dice Roll dice and colour matching number on a number grid Roll dice and colour matching number on a number gridnumber gridnumber grid Dice on overhead (Show briefly and students share what they see.) Dice on overhead (Show briefly and students share what they see.) Combining totals and record on whiteboard Combining totals and record on whiteboard Roll to make addition facts and record on whiteboard Roll to make addition facts and record on whiteboard One more/one less activities One more/one less activities Fill the Chute or Race to the Top (Roll dice and colour in spaces on a grid.) Fill the Chute or Race to the Top (Roll dice and colour in spaces on a grid.) Fill the Chute Race to the Top Fill the Chute Race to the Top

10 Unifix Cubes Build towers and find the difference (Roll dice or draw a playing card to determine the number of cubes) Build towers and find the difference (Roll dice or draw a playing card to determine the number of cubes) Unifix Cube Math Center -How many of each colour? Unifix Cube Math Center -How many of each colour? Unifix Cube Math Center Unifix Cube Math Center Use for measuring (estimate how many to line up with …) Use for measuring (estimate how many to line up with …) Math Magician game (identify the missing part of a known total) Math Magician game (identify the missing part of a known total) Math Magician game Math Magician game

11 Sorting & Graphing Sort objects by colour, shape, size, number (leaves or buttons). Count totals and graph results. Ask questions/interpret data (more/less). Sort objects by colour, shape, size, number (leaves or buttons). Count totals and graph results. Ask questions/interpret data (more/less). Question of the day (organize and interpret) Question of the day (organize and interpret) Weather Graph Weather Graph

12 Organization Math centres Math centres Wall displays Wall displays Portfolios Portfolios Useful Teacher Resources (CAMET, Math Works, I Get It, Math Chants, Van de Walle books, NS Curriculum Documents and Support Resources), NS Blackline Masters online Useful Teacher Resources (CAMET, Math Works, I Get It, Math Chants, Van de Walle books, NS Curriculum Documents and Support Resources), NS Blackline Masters online


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