Reflection: Checks for Understanding Monster Mash Ten Frames - Section 3: Independent Practice


As shown in the student video, I think it is important to question my students. It was fairly easy for each student to count the ten frames and glue the according number down. I like to ask questions that go beyond the assignment in order to check for a deeper level of understanding. It is important for my students to be critical thinkers that can verbalize their knowledge. In this particular content area, I am trying to get my students to automatically recognize that a ten frame holds 10 without counting the ten frame. In addition, I want them to automatically recognize half of a ten frame is five without counting.

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Monster Mash Ten Frames

Unit 3: Halloweeen Math
Lesson 2 of 2

Objective: Students will be able to use ten frames to count quantities and match numerals 0-5 to those quantities.

Big Idea: Kindergartners love to hear about Halloween monsters and goblins in this counting lesson.

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