Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Number Partner Hearts

In math, we've been talking a lot about how number partners join together to make a new number. I made these partner hearts to use for a cooperative activity with my students (which also tied in nicely with our current emphasis on friendship).

Each student had half of a heart with a number of dots on it. Their assignment was to first, count the dots on their piece, and then to find the person who had the missing piece to their heart. Then, together they needed to decide what number their two pieces made when joined together. I created a simple worksheet to help visualize that process, where they could draw their heart and write the number sentence that matched their partners.

To wrap it all up, each partnership shared their number sentence so we could review some of the different number partners out loud as a class. It was a fun way to explore the concept of number partners and addition.

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