Lately we've been working on place value… A concept I understand to be so simple now, yet as a kid
I remember it being extremely abstract and complicated. I wonder if our minds get more and
more logical as we grow...
I like these cubes that make a clear visual demonstration of how the whole ball of wax actually works...
I'm trying to tie the gap between the hands on manipulation and the actual written numbers.
I've noticed a couple of the kids prefer the written numbers and it's the cubes that are harder
for them to tackle …
I find it so interesting to see how each child has their own way of reacting to new material.
I can't image trying to teach something like this to a huge group of children, lets say twenty
to thirty at a time??? My hat goes off to all those underpaid, over worked teachers out their
who are given fifty oranges to carry with just two hands.
Hope everyone is having a good week!!