This game is a great way to introduce a whole class or a small group to decomposing numbers. The teacher instructs the students to put a specific number of two-sided colored chips into a cup. The kids come to understand this as the WHOLE. The kids then shake and flip (they love that part!) With two colors of chips in front of them, they are able to see the two "parts" that made up their "whole."
Your students can use this recording sheet as a way to keep track of their learning and it becomes a quick assessment for you as well!
Composing Numbers Chip Flip
by Tracey Schumacher
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Based on a work at multiagedays.blogspot.com