These number fans are great for whole group, small group, or one-on-one instruction. K-5 teachers can use these interactive tools for many different standards; including language arts.
For example, the teacher can use the large 5 number fan and ask students to use the small number fans to show what two numbers will make the number 5. The teacher can use the large 3 and 4 number fans and ask students to use the small number fans to show the sum or the product. For language arts standards, teachers can display a word and ask students to use the small number fans to show how many syllables or letters are in the word.
These number fans will be a wonderful asset for your instructional practices!
1. Use card stock for durability. Laminate small fans if students are going to use them.
2. Use book rings to hold the fans and for easy display. Tape the rings with masking tape or duct tape so that students can't undo them. Trust me...I speak from experience.
3. Write your name on the back of at least one fan just in case your teammate needs to borrow them.
4. Use them for assessments as well. It's fun!
5. You can also print them on color paper if you want to institute a color coding system.