Reflection: Rigor You Got it Pegged! - Section 5: Closure


I cannot stress enough how important it is to ask open-ended questions that require explanation rather than simple yes or no answers. When kids have to explain their thinking, they have to delve into the process of the math rather than just recognizing a concept. We also know through brain research that the brain solidifies information learned as we verbalize it. We know that teaching something is the best way to learn it and when the kids are explaining their thinking, they are literally teaching us what they know.

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You Got it Pegged!

Unit 5: Make It Count!
Lesson 10 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify a given number and represent that number by inserting the correct number of pegs.

Big Idea: Kinders need plenty of opportunities to practice counting. This activity allows them to practice counting in guaranteed successful way and it's fun, too!

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Math, Manipulative Skills, Number Sense and Operations, one to one counting, Literacy in Math
  60 minutes
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