Materials: heavy paper, black construction paper cut in ¾” squares, glue,
book rings, manipulatives (bears, beans, buttons, pennies, etc.)
Directions: Glue a specific number of squares on each page as shown.
Write the numeral at the top and the word at the bottom.
Children take manipulatives and match them up one-to-one
with the squares on each page.
Hint! Adapt this book for older students by having them discover
how many different ways they can make the set. For example:
Six could be 3+3, 2 +4, 5 + 1, etc.
Vary this activity by using seasonal objects, such as pumpkinseeds, holiday erasers, and other small toys.