"What is hiding?"

Holy first day back batman. We had quite a busy day. I'm so excited about some wintery fun things we are going to be doing in the next few weeks. Pictures to come soon. For now I want to share some more math fun :)

I got this idea from a math workshop a few years ago and it has become a favorite game in my room over the last few years. My partner teacher and I ran home from the workshop, cut out a bunch of L shapes from construction paper and collected all the colored dot stickers we could find in our drawers and made ourselves a full set for numbers 4-10.

It's basically the same as the "how many are hiding" game that we usually play with playdoh balls and a bowl but this time it's all on the card. They can see the "whole" number and one part and they have to figure out what part is missing. We talk about what they think is missing and why. It's super simple and yet my kids LOVE to play this game and get so excited when I lift the flap to reveal their guesses.  I keep some sets in my teacher cart to pull out as a math warm up and I also threw some in my early finisher tubs because the kids have a blast quizzing each other. 

They are really easy to make yourself with some paper and colored dots but I put a set of gumball themed ones for numbers 4-10 in my store if you'd rather just print and cut.


There's also a set for making 10 in my Penguin Math Unit.


I'll be back soon with some snowmen fun ;)

1 comment:

  1. Danielle, I just found your blog today, and this is perfect for what I'm teaching right now! I've been struggling with how to show them different combinations to ten in fun, exciting ways. This is really perfect.

    Your latest follower,

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight