St. Patrick's Day Math - Decomposing 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

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K - 2nd
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My kinders just love playing a game that I call "Pots o' Gold". This is a super fun way to practice decomposing during March!

Using store bought manipulatives or laminated manipulatives (made from provided printables), we explore all the variations of making 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Example: If a student is working with 6 that day, they use a pot and 6 gold coins and find all of the different ways to hide some of the "coins" in/under the pot, and have some showing. They record their results with simple circles drawn inside and outside of the pictured pot and then they write the corresponding numbers in the provided space.

Enjoy! ~ bren in room 10
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).


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