Hands on tasks are the perfect way to teach, practice, generalize and assess number concepts. Students want to take a turn and they are generally activities that you can use over and over which saves you time.
Hands on tasks are just that… something your student can interact with in a an engaging way. Watch how your students interact with the materials and which type of hands on activities they like or don’t like. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Sequencing is important to practice because students need to understand how numbers relate to other numbers. Without this, meaning and functionality is lost. Here are some ways we practice sequencing:
These blocks are my most favorite maniplative. There are SOOO many ways to use them!
Interactive books are a hot commodity in my classroom… my students LOVE to use them and these sequencing interactive books are no exception!!
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It’s important that students practice sequencing in a variety of ways, so they are able to generalize the skill and apply it whenever they need to.