As I mentioned earlier this week, we’ve been inspired to do some duck theme activities. Today we’re using our rubber ducks to practice basic math facts. I set this up for Lovey who is finishing up kindergarten. At this point her goal is to memorize basic math facts without needing to use concrete materials to demonstrate the addition. If your child is still working to show the number combinations in a concrete way, this duck pond math game is a great activity to do.
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We started by doing mental math only. Lovey would randomly choose two ducks from the pond and identify the sum of the two numbers as quickly as she can. If you are a classroom teacher or have multiple kids working on this skill at home, then this can be done as a partner activity where kids take turns selecting two ducks and identifying the sum. The other partner can help verify that the sum is correct.
After we practiced orally for a bit, Lovey practiced writing the addition sentences to go along with the ducks she selected each time.
Next week we’ll be back with another duck inspired activity.
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