Both the CCSS and TEKS have standards for composing and decomposing numbers to 10. Your Kinder and 1st grade students should be practicing these skills all year long! This is a foundational skill, and you'll want to stock your classroom with a variety of activities for learning number combination to keep the students engaged.
Shake and Spill is a great little game for providing concrete practice with composing and decomposing numbers, and the holiday themed boards in the package are sure to please! Differentiate the activity by varying target numbers based on student need.
It’s important to connect the hands-on experience with pictorial representations and symbolic notation (numerals, equations, etc.). The recording sheets that are included can be used along with the game to make that transition. This freebie includes one recording sheet that can be differentiated for any target number and two other sheets specifically for making 5.
To keep the Shake and Spill fun going throughout the year, check out Shake and Spill Holiday Shirts, Composing and Decomposing Numbers to 10
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