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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Andy Addition


Meet Andy Addition!



 He's helping my little kinder friends out with addition.  There's something about giving that plus sign a head and body that seems to make it instantly click that anytime we see a plus sign it tells us to add.  Hey!  Whatever it takes!  I've really been reinforcing the concept of addition with lots and lots of hands on addition.  Today each sweetie got a Ziploc baggie with numeral cards 0-5, a plus sign, and a equal sign along with 9 dinosaurs or teddy bear counters.  Working alongside their math partners, they turned over 2 number cards and created an addition sentence using the number cards and the plus and equal sign.  Then they solved the problem using the counters.    Boo to not having any pictures!  I never have my camera ready when I need it:( Oh well, I'll snap some next time. 

3 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love this! I totally see how turning the symbol into a person helps the kids connect. I am definitely going to do this - thanks!

    Karen
    Teaching Ace Blog

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  3. I love it. You have inspired me to make Andy Addition & Susie Subtration digital posters for my firsties. I will be sure to credit you for the ideas! www.fashionableinfirst.blogspot.com

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