Here is some summer goodness from my garden. I love opening up the pea pod and counting how many peas are inside in all. I counted 6. My brain instantly thought of 3 plus 3 but I didn't see that in my pea pod. Then I thought of 3 groups of 2, but I didn't see that either. What I saw was a different combination for 6.
This was a brief moment of math in my world. It was a great moment to think of quantity and number combinations. It also showed some fact fluency and flexibility. I think the first photo will make a great math warm up discussion. I can't wait to see what my students see and think about. Maybe we will each have to open up our own pea pod and do a sketch about what we see in math.
I hope you will consider joining the fun by either sharing a photo via twitter or instagram using the hashtag #mathinmyworld
Thank you for this real world example of math. Perfect.ReplyDelete
Lovely, Mandy. Pea pods are wonderful manipulatives!ReplyDelete
Love this idea! Bookmarking this for next year��ReplyDelete