Sunday, April 17, 2016

Toothpick Gallery

The kinders have been chatting about quantity and what it looks like. First, we looked at a set of 5 elephants and then compared them to a set of 5 mice.... Does each group equal 5? Next, we examined a set of 5 with 2 elephants and 3 mice. We discovered that when we want to know "how many", size and shape do not matter. In the activity shown below, students each worked with 6 toothpicks. They were to create anything they wanted using their 6 toothpicks. Last, we compared all of our work in our classroom Toothpick Gallery to show how although each picture looks different they all equal 6. 😃

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