Mathematics, Numbers and Numerations
Grade 1- 3
Create and move pictures to illustrate the various combinations of the number 5.
Before the computer
At the computer
- The teacher should make a copy of the activity sheet for each pair of students.
- The teacher should model this activity for the students using the computer, an overhead projector, or the chalkboard.
- Students should be familiar with the stamp function and the draw and paint tools. Students should also know how to print their drawings.
- Display a blank document in the paint software on the monitor.
- Divide students into pairs.
- Explain to students that they will be illustrating number sentences for the number 5 using stamps or the paint and draw tools.
- Tell Student A to stamp 5 copies of a chosen stamp in a row across the top of the screen.
- Student B should drag any subset of those stamps down to the bottom of the page.
- Students should then work together to create a number sentence representing their actions on the activity sheet.
- Students should drag the stamps back to the top of the page so that all 5 are in a row again.
- On the next turn, Student A should drag a different subset of that group down to the bottom of the page.
- Partners work together to record the appropriate number sentence.
- This activity should continue until all possible combinations of the number 5 have been recorded.
- Students should print their pictures to turn in along with the activity sheet.
- Students can illustrate the combinations and write number sentences for other numbers.
- computer with paint software
- copies of the activity sheet (See the link below. There is also a sample of the activity provided.)