ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, DIVISION
Whilst this resoure took me a long time to make, I was amazed by how successful it really was when put into practice. The children were so engaged and wanted to work out every sum to then play the domino game. Some children even wanted to come back after their lunch to finish off linking their dominoes. GREAT RESULT!
This 'domino' based activity helps children understand the 'same as' concept being that two different sums can give the same answer.
Whilst I used this in a Y2 class, you can use it as an investigation activity higher up school.
There are three differentiated domino activities (LA, MA, HA).
Working in small groups (3-4s) the children must first work out the answers to the sums and then place the two ends of the dominos with the two sums that are the 'same as' each other. If they do this correctly, the dominoes will connect together to make on big rectangle.
I first cut out all the dominoes so that there were no sets with missing dominoes and this saved a lot of lesson time. After the children had completed the investivagation, check their answers before they stick them down on an A3 sheet of paper. This can be photocopied onto A4 so each child can have their work stuck in their books.
In the middle of the domino rectangle, I asked the children to write what 'same as' meant and also to draw the 'same as' symbol. This checked their understanding of the lesson outcome.
This activity can also be used for INVESTIGATION activities.
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