“What Does it Show?” is a three-tiered independent math activity that is already differentiated for you! Each tier asks students to interpret a picture and write down what it shows.
* Tier 1: “What number do the blocks show?” Students will look at pictures of base ten blocks (quantities 10-19) and write down the teen number the blocks show. Students will also record the tens and ones for each number they find.
* Tier 2: “What addition number sentence do the dice show?” Students will look at two dice faces and determine the addition problem that the dots show.
* Tier 3: “What subtraction number sentence do the blocks show?” Students will look at a set of blocks, with some blocks marked out. They will determine and write down the subtraction problem that the picture shows.