Monday, 26 May 2014

Using the Number Pieces App to Explain our Place Value Adding.

Recently, Auroa School teachers had the opportunity to go to Auckland to look around a number of schools.
At Point England School, I saw the children using an app called Number Pieces Basic.
This app can be downloaded here for free.

Today Room 8 rainbows started learning about by adding 'big' numbers using place value. We do this by counting the tens first then the ones. After practising on the mat with me, the children went away to solve this problem independently. They listened to the problem by scanning a QR code on the board.
First, they the problem represented in tens and ones using Number Pieces Basic. Then they took a screen shot. Next they opened Educreations, where they explained how to solve their problem.
Remember, this is independent work using a new strategy for the first time, so there are some errors. But they did pretty well for 5 and 6 year olds!






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