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>Counting On…

March 19, 2010

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This week we played “WAR!” The children were practicing the idea of counting on from a larger number. This is such a great way to help children begin the idea of counting on and the beginning of addition. The children draw two cards and then decide which card is bigger. We slap the card and say the number aloud. We then count on from the respective number while touching the other card. The child who has the largest number wins the cards. You could modify the game to the person with the lowest number wins the cards. This allows the children to practice numbers larger and smaller. I noticed some of the children able to look at 2 and 3 and add quickly and say “5.” It was such a fantastic day watching the children learn and grow through the use of this game! You may want to try it at home…I would love to know what you all think…