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Today we were reading a book called Math Fables: Lessons That Count, by Greg Tang. It is a fun book that works with the concept of adding different numbers to equal the same thing. It tells little stories with numbers from one to ten. As we were reading I was thinking of ways that we could turn it into a math learning activity. We pulled out the dry erase board & did a little practice.
I wrote a number in the center and circled the number- then drew lines out from it (like a web). At each line, he had to think of a math sentance that equaled that number.
At first I thought we would try it with just addition, but my son thought it was so fun that he incorporated subtraction as well. He kept adding more lines and making the chart bigger. I was surprised by how eager he was to do the math problems. Funny how you can trick your kids into thinking it is something fun and different 🙂