Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Decomposing Numbers with a Cute Shamrock Number Bond!

Common Core has given some new vocabulary to our students, and for some reason they really love this word: DECOMPOSE!

We have used ten frames, whole-part-part math mats, and manipulative visuals, but they seem to really love our new shamrock number bonds! (We love that number bonds can be used when we are learning to compose AND decompose numbers...what a great tool!)

Before we did this in groups, we even made larger shamrocks to act out decomposing a set of three using student groups...they liked that!

  

 Number bonds have the same idea as a whole-part-part, but there is something more fun about sliding counters down the bond to decompose in different ways!

Here's a way to differentiate the same activity...


They loved being little detectives to find multiple ways to decompose each numeral and then they worked together to record their equations. They did an individual assessment like this later on also.

You can find these number bonds in our store here.

You can also check out our St. Patrick's Day Cube Game Freebie and Shamrock Centers!

The children love repeating this little rhyme:
I love math, I'm super smart!
I decompose numbers, I take them apart!

Gotta love a song or rhyme that helps the kiddos remember and use their new Math Talk. :-)
Do you use post your math vocabulary in your classroom to refer to while you teach? Here's a section of our math word wall...


We would like to make number bonds for different seasonal themes or some that we could use year-round.
What kind of number bonds would YOU want for YOUR classroom?

12 comments:

  1. I love number bonds! Every season and Holliday would be great in the classroom

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  2. I love number bonds! Every season and Holliday would be great in the classroom

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  3. I love your math vocabulary cards. I was wondering where I can find those? Thanks

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  4. Your vocabulary content cards are AWESOME! These would be a great asset and visual for my Kinder students! Are they available for purchase!? If so, where can I find them?

    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! We do have our math talk words in our store. You can find them here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Marvelous-Math-Talk-an-elementary-math-word-wall-262348
      We still have some words to add to the pack, I think we still have to add the ones above, but will do that very soon. If there are any others you would like added, please let us know. Thanks again!

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    2. I purchased the math talk wrod wall words and it didn't have the ones I really wanted (decompose, equation, number bond) Did I purchase the wrong one?
      Thanks so much I love the word wall cards shown here

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    3. They have been added! Thanks for your interest and purchase! :-)

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  5. Just purchased your cards they are great! Any chance you could do a Australian Version with Australian coins and the "colour" spelling? Love your work!

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    1. Thank you so much!! We would love to get some more information from you, can you please email us at kellyandkimskreations@gmail.com and we can discuss it further? Thanks again!! Have a great day!

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    2. Thank you so much!! We would love to get some more information from you, can you please email us at kellyandkimskreations@gmail.com and we can discuss it further? Thanks again!! Have a great day!

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  6. could you send me info on where you get your posts for your math wall or where you downloaded the images from? ALso could you send me full pics of your word wall?

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    1. We make the cards ourselves, but get the clipart from Scrappin' Doodles (www.scrappindoodles.com). We don't have a picture of our word wall with us (we are on spring break), but when we get back to school we could take one. ;)

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