Friday, February 21, 2014

Bright Math Ideas Blog Hop {with freebie!}

Hello friends! I'm joining in with my awesome blogger buddies to bring you the Bright Math Ideas Blog Hop!

Here is my non life-changing idea that may help you with decomposing numbers.

My partner teacher and I were planning our Math out for the next several weeks. We weren't exactly sure what to do for decomposing numbers. Our Math series has nothing, zip, nada on decomposing numbers. So we mapped out what we would want in a worksheet activity and I went a little wild with the creating: 
We felt that it was  important for the students to think in different ways and use different tools to help them along the way. There are 3 different levels for each number (this is the middle one) to help in differentiating (and it's on sale!). 

I love letting my kinders us 2 sided counters to figure out their problems. I have the foam ones noise! If you didn't get any with your wonderful Math series, Really Good Stuff has some and does probably any teacher supply store.
Two-Color Counters

 Now, I have a little freebie for you! You get to try out a decomposing number worksheet at all 3 levels. I'd love to know what you think and if this will help your kinders with decomposing! 
Just click on the picture to get it from Google Docs.

On to the next stop for another fun math idea...

This post is also linked up with:

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday


  1. Thanks for sharing your ideas and your freebie, Mrs. Lindsey!

  2. Great, simple activity I can use with my grade 1's at the beginning of the year, thanks!
    Elyse :)
    Proud to be Primary

  3. I agree with you representing in more than one way in the same activity time. At a recent Math training we had, they talked about how important flexibility in thinking was to developing number sense. My class has been using ten frames and number bonds. : ) We also love shake and drop activities with the two sided counters you are talking about. Thank you for sharing your idea!

  4. This will be good for my intervention group. Your math series has nothing for decomposing numbers? What??? Back when decomposing was a first grade skill, I used Kathy Richardson's Developing Number Concepts. It was very helpful.


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