Friday, March 2, 2012

Counting Boxes

Hello! At one of the first Shari Sloane workshops I attended several years ago, she shared an idea using "counting boxes" and I've seen similar ideas online since then. Here's a little info on what I do... I have a treasure chest of "gems" (aquarium rocks...I think...but they were donated to me several years I call them gems) and a box of buttons for the children to practice counting. (I like them to group the items by tens when counting.) I made sheets to keep in the containers for them to record how many items they counted.

They have to write the total number, then the groups of 10 and how many more.
(Clip art by DJ Inkers)

Here are the sheets for counting buttons (clip art by DJ Inkers):
And this student did if perfectly:
Thanks for checking in and have a great weekend!


applesandabcs said...

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Apples and ABC's

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

I love this activity! How much modeling did you do to get to the point where your kiddos could do it independently and fill out the sheet correctly?

Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

Jeannie Partin said...

I love this little math tub idea - with the printable! So simple yet effective! I love your blog. Come check out mine when you have time!

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