Representing Whole Numbers

A constructivist way on representing the number 5 for example, could be giving the students a fair amount of materials in which they can create their own picture, or scene with only the whole number that is required.

This brings creativity and uniqueness, and an open ended approach that touches upon other areas of learning like role play, or aides the children in connecting real life experiences with their math!



I had implemented this activity in a math centre at Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School in Toronto,Ontario. This child represented the whole number 5 with a pink fishing rod, and she was remembering when she went fishing in the summer. The beads represent the fish she was trying to catch.


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