As students create these Build and Learn Number Houses, they color an outline of the number, fill in addition facts with missing addends, fill in a ten frame and complete a number bond. They also do just a little cutting and a little bit of visual work.
The directions are surprisingly easy . . .
• Copy the desired number houses on tagboard.
• First, kids complete the math problems in pencil.
• Once they are checked, either by an adult or by a partner, kids trace their answers using colorful markers. I find that this really helps reinforce learning.
• If desired, kids can decorate their houses.
• Next, they cut on all the dotted lines and put their name on each piece.
• There is only one solid line on the roof. Kids fold on the solid line.
• Finally, they use the pieces as a puzzle to build their house.
These make a fabulous display – and can be decorated as gingerbread houses at the holidays. When it’s time for kids to take their houses home, they simply take the pieces apart and place each piece in their folder. It’s ready to go and they can show their family how they build their house once again at home!
Many thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Sincerely, Anne Gardner (NBCT)
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