Big Idea:Kindergarten students are expected to master fluency of addition equations to five. In order to do this, they must gain conceptual understanding of what it means to have five objects and the different combinations found within five.
Big Idea:Kindergartners need concrete visuals and hands on experiences to grasp new concepts. This lesson allows the kids to see, feel and say the combinations that make 3 and 4 in order to build fluency while working toward combinations of 5.
Big Idea:Kindergartners need a concrete understanding of what it means to decompose and compose numbers to 10. Combinations for 2, 3 and 4 are easy for them, but 5 and above is struggle every year. This activity makes it fun to learn.