Hey teacher friends!
I have found that my students have a better understanding after this activity!
This is 2 part activity that could be done in a 60 minute block.
First part- Real Number Sort
- Give out the bags and tell students to sort the numbers as they see fit into the five categories.
- Check as they finish and remove numbers from wrong categories, but don’t tell them why. You want them to figure out criteria on their own and have the mathematical discussions.
Second part- Real Number System Venn Diagram
- When they have successfully finished the sort, give them the diagram.
- They will label the sections (you can pre-label this if you want) and then write in the examples from the sort in the correct section.