Some of my tools!
I have been working on a laundry themed math pack for the last month, so I have had laundry on the mind. I probably have it on my mind, because of the piles of it waiting to be put away in my bedroom!!!
Anyway, I wanted to come up with a CHEAP and effective way for students to play with numbers. Here I am focusing on 10, but you could have a different hanger for every number. This tool is super easy to make, but it is really great for your kinesthetic and visual learners.
The last step is to hot glue the number to the top of the hanger. In this case it is 10, but you can make different hangers with different numbers.
You made a decomposing hanger!
I was able to hot glue 3 ten frames on the foam board. The foam board is very durable and sturdy.
Next, you want to use a box cutter to separate the ten frames.
post and freebie here.
You can also make your own magnetic frames with double sided counters. Get a template and some extension activities for free here. This makes decomposing numbers a snap! Students can learn about decomposing numbers while playing with the counters. Here is an example of using the ten frame and counters with a page from my "How's It Hangin'?" pack. You can get it free here.
I am linking up with Teaching Momster for the Wednesday Weekly Math Link-Up!
This week's link up is all about decomposing numbers! Click the button to read more:
Thanks so much for exploring 10 with me! Hope you found some helpful ideas! Do you have any other ideas for decomposing numbers? I would love to hear from you!