It's that most wonderful time of the year when your students just want to get outside and play in the snow. Montessorians always say "follow the child" so, bring a little of that winter magic inside and combine it with math. You and your children will find it hard to resist these cute snowmen and snow-women. The best part is, they use the Colored Bead Stair in a fun way to teach which two addends (using numbers 1-9) combine to make ten.
Two activities are included to give your Lower Elementary children lots of practice making ten, which is good preparation for linear addition with the Snake Game. Activity 1: Match snowman heads and bodies in ways that make ten (includes a control of error) Activity 2: Create combinations of ten and write down the equations
1 PDF with teacher information (preparation and basic presentation suggestions) to help you get this lesson up and running as soon as possible
- 1 PDF with 9 different double-sided matching cards
- 1 PDF with 8 different equation sheets