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Students practice counting 1-20 and modeling number value using the concept of penguins standing on ice blocks (ten frames). Students can be shown a number and then have to represent the value of that number by placing the correct number of penguins on the 10 frames. Students can also be shown the penguins on the ice blocks and will have to count/use 1:1 correspondence in order to determine the correct number of penguins. Tasks can be modeled through guided practice in small group using the felt/white board pieces. These can also be used as a math center.
Activity Pack Includes:
- Felt/White Board Pieces
(2 Long Ten Frame "Ice Blocks" and 20 Penguins)
- Worksheets Differentiated on 3 Levels
Low: 3 questions (counting up to 5). Visual cues of numbers printed on the ice blocks that each penguin is standing on. Last number they will count is printed in red so they know to stop. Students cut and glue to match the correct answer for each questions. Picture cues also present on the answer blocks for support with number recognition (same number of penguins shown on answer block along with the number).
Intermediate: 5 questions (counting up to 10). Students are not given visual cues of the numbers on each ice block. They must count the penguins independently. Students will cut and glue the 5 answer choices and match each number to the correct set of penguins.
High: 10 questions (counting up to 20). Students are given smaller visuals with 2 ice block ten frames (in order to represent numbers up to 20). Students will count the penguins independently and write their answer. Answer choices are not given for this group.
This activity can also be used in conjunction with Learning Resources "Penguins On Ice" Math Activity Set. It can be used without it but this is a great resource/set of manipulatives that the students love which aide in having the students practice representing numbers independently. It is also a nice change up from the unifix cubes. It keeps the students interested and motivated to learn/complete the task.