If you are in search of an activity that encourages multiple correct answers, I've got one for you!
In this activity, students think of different ways to represent the number.
1)Give child several sticky notes or empty pieces of paper that fit over the rectangles.
2)Have the child write/draw another way of representing the number. For example if the box has the number ‘15’ the child could:
- write 10 + 5 or
- they could write fifteen or
- they could write a word problem that has 15 as the answer or
- they could write the number or an equation in another language
- they could write 5 x 3 ....
- They could draw talleys
There are so many options! This activity works great as an individual or class activity.
Here is the board the child started with:
Here is the finished board!
You can download your own free copy of the gameboards here
You might also be interested in this blog post I did on teaching math strategies