## Thursday, September 3, 2020

### HIGHWAY SHAPES AND NUMERALS

Yesterday I suggested ways to use the highway letters, and today I've got hands-on fun with the highway shapes and numerals.  What a great tool to make for virtual or in class learning.

http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/RacecarHighwayNumbers.htm

Writing Numerals – Children can trace over numerals with toy cars or they can roll play dough and place it on top of the numerals. They can also trace over numerals with a dry erase marker and erase.
Hint!  Put a green dot where they should begin and a red dot where they should end.

Counting – Have children get in numerical order according to the number they are wearing.

Songs – Wear number vests as you sing “Five Little Monkeys,” “I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a One,” and other songs.

Inequalities - Put up two numbers and have children choose “<” or “>” to go between them.

Addition and Subtraction – Have children make number sentences using the numbers and signs on the vests.

Fact Families – Move numbers around to demonstrate different fact families.

Tens and Ones – Let children demonstrate tens and ones with vests.

Word Problems – Use number vests to engage children in solving word problems.

Dot to Dot - Pass out numbers and have children scatter around the room. Give one child a large pointer. That child takes the pointer and goes from “0” through “10” by “connecting the dots.”

Highway Shapes – Do similar activities by putting highway shapes in clear sheet protectors.

Here's a video where you can watch me demonstrate these activities: