Hey y'all! I am so excited to join some friends for another blog hop! I am always looking for good ideas and different ways to teach my little learners. Hopefully you can find some ideas along the way!
Let's talk about Composing and Decomposing Numbers. Am I the only who who said "huh?!" when I saw that goal for the first time? I didn't have a clue what I was getting myself into. After lots and lots of research, I created a huge pack of activities to help my little Kinders compose and decompose numbers.
So what is composing and decomposing numbers? In a nut shell, taking 2 numbers to make another number. Of course little learners need a visual, some type of manipulative to help them figure this out. There are tons of manipulatives out there you can use. We use cubes, 2 sided counters and even legos!
To help my students understand, I provide them with the correct amount of manipulatives. For this worksheet...4 red and 4 blue. I used legos for this activity, but you could use something else.
Have them place the legos in the squares. This way, they are sure they have the right number. Then they can record the numbers for each color.
Finally, they color in the squares to match their problem.
Students continue working until they have found all the combinations.
Another idea is to use these cut and paste sheets to find the combinations and then draw in circles on a domino. I recommend using 2 different colors for this to show the breakdown.
Ready to try out these activities with your students?
I'm so excited to offer them to you as part of a free sampler pack!
If you like these activities and need more, you can grab my Composing and Decomposing Numbers pack from TpT for 190 pages of hands on learning activities and worksheets!
I hope you enjoy the activities with your students!
Would you like a chance to win the Composing and Decomposing pack? Leave a comment letting me know how to you teach this difficult task and I'll choose a winner on Monday!
Ready for your next stop on the hop? Head over to Crayons & Cuties in Kindergarten for another bright math idea and a freebie!