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Learn English And French For Kids
Learning numbers 1-40 for kids in English and French is fun math and language learning with Elliot and myABCdad Learning for Kids.
In this activity, I remove 10 cards from the hundreds chart between 1 and 40. Elliot only looks after I have removed all ten cards. I offer a clue, for each card, held discreetly in one hand. Elliot and I have had a at this activity before so my clues are more challenging on this occasion. I describe multiplication and other more complex equations. Doing this verbally is a brilliant way to connect language with math. The verbal clues I give for each missing number card helps Elliot to listen, think and compute the meaning carefully. He is also able to use the 100s Chart background of amount cards to support his understanding of each clue.
In producing the video, I cut out many of the silent pauses where Elliot is thinking, as it would mean an incredibly long video filled with vast chasms of silence. What I can reveal, observing Elliot’s thinking in action, is he often starts all the way back at one, particularly when he knows the answer but has forgotten the name of a number. He counts in his head, bobbing his forehead slightly as he goes, until he reaches the missing card before announcing the answer.
I give him time…
I have observed this strategy often in Kindergarten classrooms all around the world, counting up or counting on silently. It is a natural way to help remember how to say numbers higher up in a sequence. The only difference between a classroom environment and working one on one with Elliot is the time I can give him. If he should forget what the name of 34 is then I can give him the time to work it out.
Sometimes long periods of time to think in a classroom setting can become awkward spotlights.
Capitalizing on our math warm-up success, we then carry on by reinforcing his understanding through missing numbers worksheet activity. The same numbers that were removed from the 100s chart are missing on the worksheet. This time around Elliot chooses which ones he would like to start with until finished, a great strategy to help give him a sense of ownership.
Our lesson is very successful as Elliot oozes with confidence and enthusiasm by the end. We are both looking forward to exploring numbers up to fifty next time. Stay tuned for that.
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