## Reflection: How Do We Write Numerals? Writing 9 & 10 - Section 1: Problem of the Day

Some of the Problem of the Day questions that I use are simple review kinds of tasks, but I am trying to build up to more complex tasks.  Today's problem ended up being a bit more challenging of the students than I expected.  The students needed the question broken down and it actually ended up taking us about 15 minutes before it was complete and I was still unsure if all of the students were comfortable with what we did.  I think the combination of the mixed up/overlapping cards, finding one less and drawing a picture of 9 objects was overwhelming to some students.  The students needed more practice with each of those kinds of tasks before combining them into one question.  While posing students with a challenge engages some students, it is important to build up to more complex tasks so that the students do not get overwhelmed and frustrated to the point of not wanting to attempt the tasks.

Building Up To More Complex Problems
Building Up To More Complex Problems

# How Do We Write Numerals? Writing 9 & 10

Unit 3: Numbers to 10
Lesson 11 of 19

## Big Idea: Students review nine and ten by listening to the story Feast for 10, a counting book that uses includes numerals on each page.

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### Christina Yingling-Smith

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