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This math lesson, part of a series, helps develop strategies for counting 1 to 100. Virtual tools push students beyond counting by ones to using groups of 2, 3, 5 and 10. After successfully building numbers, students are given more “restrictions,” like building numbers from a number other than 0. This series ends with “quick image” lessons. An image is shown just long enough to identify the amount, but not long enough to count each object individually.
You can also view the Tenframe tutorial which uses The Quick Images™ manipulative to engage students in communicating their mathematical thinking while offering opportunities for students to subitize and conceptualize numbers. The TenFrame uses a two by five array on which counters are placed from left to right across the top, and then left to right across the bottom. This manipulative offers visual support for seeing quantities of five and ten as wholes. The Tenframe also supports the use of fives and tens as anchors for early number sense.
Building Numbers in Different Ways (11-20)
Using our mathrack virtual manipulative, students learn that you can build the same number in several different ways, e.g. 10+3 = 7+6. Students can use a variety of strategies to solve these problems, including the commutative property (10+4 = 4+10), doubles or near doubles (10+4 = 7+7), and more.
You can also view the MathRack tutorial. The Quick Images™ manipulative is a great way to engage students in communicating their mathematical thinking while offering opportunities for students to subitize and conceptualize numbers. The MathRack offers visual support for seeing the quantities of five and ten as wholes, and supports this visual as students build automaticity of basic math facts.
Kindergarten Teacher Tools & Sample Lesson Plans
Ready to use in kindergarten classrooms with any type of interactive white board, DreamBox Teacher Tools are virtual manipulatives designed to help teach the concepts students need to learn—and to reinforce Common Core standards. Based on cognitive research that shows how children really learn, DreamBox’s engaging, high-quality virtual manipulatives help motivate and guide learners at every level to persist, progress, and achieve math proficiency.
Making math meaningful
These Teacher Tools help bring math to life for all students in large- or small-group instructional settings. Any teacher can use these online math tools—TenFrames, MathRacks, and other innovative tools—with your interactive white board or projector to make math lessons clear for your whole class.
Supporting professional development
When teachers access DreamBox Teacher Tools, they’ll also find tutorials about using the manipulatives and ideas for incorporating the tools into classroom lessons. And we provide resources that support the professional development of teachers as they learn to include the virtual manipulatives in their lesson plans.
A Kindergarten sample lesson plan