Reflection: The Super Counters-Working with Place Value with Base Ten Blocks - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


The independent practice section of this lesson is one that I really like.  The students are getting a chance to practice so many Common Core standards.  When they roll the die, they need to identify the number that shows.  They then represent that number by counting and coloring in blocks on the ten frame diagram.  The students are learning the introductory concepts of decomposing a teen number into a ten and ones.  They are also practicing counting on from ten and without having been introduced to addition, they are practicing important skills for this concept. 

The activity is a simple one. The students really enjoyed it and it gave me a lot of information about their skill level.  I often think we "over-think" informal assessment and create complex tasks that often times leave the students more confused.  Simplicity pays off in this lesson.  Overall, the class' understanding of the concepts was amazing!

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The Super Counters-Working with Place Value with Base Ten Blocks

Unit 4: Working with Numbers 11-20
Lesson 6 of 17

Objective: Student will be able to count numbers 11-20 by decomposing the number to a ten and ones.

Big Idea: Students have been working extensively with ten frames, now they can use this knowledge to understand place value.

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Math, Place Value, Critical Area, counting, base 10, Numbers
  55 minutes
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