This is a great activity for building number recognition and number sense. You will need to give each student a cup and the same number of counters as the starting addend. The students will shake the counters in their cup and then spill or gently dump them in front of them. They will then color the beans on their worksheet to match the counters or spilled beans. Lastly they will then create a subtraction sentence to match their picture. There is a worksheet for the numbers three to ten. My students really like this activity and it compliments the other activities in my First Grade Early Number Concepts and Number Sense Unit.
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