Our Students - Year PP Room 18

In Room 18, we have been looking at the various ways to represent a number. This week's number was the number 5. I wanted my students to recognize that the symbol for "5" is a quantity, and that they can use a variety of models to represent that quantity.  Some ideas the students thought of include collections of bears, tally marks, dots in a ten frame, 5 fingers on a hand, dots on a domino and/or dice and unifix cubes.  We completed many hands on activities using these models. Not only did these sequence of lessons provide my students with a variety of ways to represent a number but gave them the opportunity to further develop their 1:1 counting skills.