We are AWESOME at ADDITION!!!!!!!
Today we used lollies as base ten blocks, where students solved BIGGER addition problems than they've ever tackled before!!
The musk sticks represent the tens. The M&M's represent the ones. Students selected a card with an addition question on it, then used the lollies to model and solve the question.
Once they began modelling the problem and adding the ones (M&M's) before the tens (musk sticks)column, some students began to see that they could work out the answer using the same adding method, but WITHOUT the musk sticks!
We then had an ADDITION CHALLENGE!
I filled the board with addition sums and we challenged ourselves to finish as many as we could! Unfortunately there's no pics of the competitors hard at work, only a snapshot of the board!