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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spider Web Number Stories

Spiders from Target
Students love Halloween and they especially love to use our pretend spiders to tell number stories.  You can pick up a bag at Target for about $4.  Each student gets their own large Spider Web Number Story Mat that we mount on construction paper and laminate so we can reuse them from year to year.  We also give each student a cup full of 10 spiders.  They get to make up their own spider number story.  We do this a few times and when we see that the students are understanding the concept, we have them record their number story on their own Spider Web Number Story Recording Sheet.   On this sheet, they draw in their spiders and they write the corresponding number sentence on the line.  You could also use this for subtraction stories.  Click here to get these freebies.

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