Monday, March 7, 2011
Ordering Larger Numbers with Bean Sticks and Music!
This was a fun activity to practice counting, writing and ordering larger numbers from least to greatest. Each student got a bean stick mat, beans, and Post-It notes. As music played the kids placed the beans on the bean sticks by 10's as quickly as they could. When the music stopped, the kids counted their sets of tens and ones and wrote the numbers on the sticky note. I had them write 30 + 5 = 35 for example. Then each group ordered all of the numbers at their table from least to greatest. We cleared the boards, repeated the process and the kids inserted the new numbers into the Post-It line several times. Great practice for least to greatest and fun with the music! :)