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Speaker: Angie Ramey, K-Teacher, Walnut Park Elementary School

Students:  Caleb


Walnut Park Elementary School, Gadsden City Schools


Toss the chips is a math activity to by played by students (alone or with partners).  They are to decompose numbers in different ways, use numbers to record how many, and develop and analyze visual images for quantities up to 10.  Few materials are needed.  The activity provides a visual for the students to create oral and eventually written number sentences.


Length: 2:30

Content Areas: Math

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

MA2015 (K)
9. Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem. [K-OA2]
MA2015 (K)
10. Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1). [K-OA3]
MA2015 (K)
11. For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation. [K-OA4]

AQTS_2.D.2: Instructional Strategies [Knowledge of a wide range of research-based instructional strategies and the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.]
AQTS_2.D.3: Instructional Strategies [Knowledge of strategies that promote retention as well as transfer of learning and the relationship between these two learning outcomes.]
AQTS_2.D.7: Instructional Strategies [Ability to evaluate, select, and integrate a variety of strategies such as cooperative learning, discussion, discovery, problem-based learning, and direct instruction into a coherent lesson design.]


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