- It helps if you teach the students to roll the dice into a container to keep it in control.
- Also, I noticed today that my students had a hard time picking up the number of ones associated with the number that they rolled. (It didn't even cross my mind that this would be tough. It seemed easy enough!) I modeled how to help other members of the group make sure that they are picking up the right number of ones.
- Then comes the hard part of knowing when to regroup the ones into a ten. (The point of this game is to get 100 cubes.) After each person's turn I asked them if they could regroup yet? How many do you need to regroup? How many are in a group of 10? Can you make a group of 10 yet? What does it mean to regroup? Believe it or not I got a lot of blank stares to these questions. We will continue to practice!
|My students didn't want to leave the table. Looks like this math station will be a hit!|
|This student is counting his tens and ones and deciding if he can regroup yet.|
|This student just rolled the dice and picked up his tenth cube, so now he can regroup into a ten.|