Some of your little guys having trouble understanding place value? If you’ve tried the rods and cubes approach without success, you might give this download a try. These materials provide a logical, sequential process that takes your students through four steps before assessment is introduced. It uses an INDUCTIVE approach to instruction. (The focus is on “what to do”, “how to do it”, the “why it works” can come later) The material is designed as a Special Ed. resource, but can also be used as an intervention, a reteach, or simply as way to introduce place value to a whole class. The idea behind these materials is simple – dimes and pennies are “real world” tens and ones. Once students can relate to something concrete, like money, they can transfer that understanding to more abstract manipulatives, like rods and cubes. You’re going to be teaching money anyway. Why not give your kiddos a head start?
Included in the download:
• 28 Story problems that specifically name a number of dimes and pennies (students construct T-chart, draw coin representations)
• 12 Story problems that give a single monetary value ( T-chart provided, students draw coin representations, name the number of tens and ones)
• 16 “Draw the Coins” T-charts (hands-on activity)
• 12 coins-to-manipulatives T-charts
• Assessment pages (36 boxes)
The story problems are predictable and repetitive. Don’t be surprised if your students take some of the early steps towards becoming readers!!