These cards are used to help build the visual skills to compose and decompose numbers as well as build fluency. Usually we only work with these for a few minutes during our “Number Talks” time. This does not take the place of your lessons, rather it is meant to supplement your lessons.
Laminate these cards and then you can circle the groupings that the students tell you on how they “see” each number. Use a dry erase marker for easy erasing.
Ex: When showing a card, ask the students, “How many? How did you see that number?”
Then ask, “Who saw it a different way?”
Another game you can play with these is, “Match Me”!
Show the students a card for a few seconds. Then have them use counters and try to reconstruct the same number/pattern on a piece of paper (their “work mat”).
Then call on students to share out how many they saw as well as how they saw the number and reconstructed it.
In this set you will get 32 cards. They are 2 to a page for less copies. They cover different patterns for numbers 1-10.
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