Boys and Girls addition mat. Use counters to introduce the concept of addition.
Example: There are four girls and two boys waiting at the bus stop. How many children are there altogether? Let's find out by putting them on the bus and counting them. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6! There are six children altogether.
Australian Curriculum/Mathematics/Foundation/Number and algebra/Patterns and algebra
Represent practical situations to model addition and sharing (ACMNA004)
•using a range of practical strategies for adding small groups of numbers, such as visual displays or concrete materials
US Common Core
Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from.
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
What's in the pack?
1 school bus stop themed boys and girls addition mat
1. Used to introduce the concept of addition
2. Used to introduce addition strategies such as counting on