Students take turns answering the question and explaining "how do you know?"
Some of the explanations were:
"I know there's 10 but 5 are missing so 5 and 5 makes 10">
"There's 5 on the top so there should be five on the bottom".
"There's one on the top and the one that goes with it is missing".
It's very interesting to hear how the children are reasoning and understanding.
We have started a new unit in math dealing with time, temperature, and money.
We will learn to:
-identify and describe coins
-represent money amounts up to 20 cents
-add and subtract money amounts to 10 cents
-read an analog clock to the hour and half-hour
-name the months of the year
-read the date on a calendar
-relate temperature to the experiences of the seasons (eg. skating in winter because it's cold enough for there to be ice)