How do you make the connection between a representational model (5 or 10 frame) and how that same information is written in an abstract equation ( 2 + 1 = 3)?
Using the 2 color counters, the student explores different combinations of red and yellow counters that equal 3.
If desired , the student can use the included number cards and create the equation directly under the 5-frame model. 2 + 1 = 3
Next, students fill-in-the-missing-digit on the equations written on the watch.
Tape the watch to the child’s wrist. Throughout the day, ask oral questions that review combinations of numbers that add up to the digits 1-5.
“ 2 plus what number equals 3?”
“If I have 1, how many more would I add to the 1 to make 3 in all?