|Snowman number line from 0 to 10|
Not only does placing the marshmallows on the number line teach one-to-one correspondence, but it really holds my students' attention, helping them to focus on each individual numeral. Some of my students also started to understand "Oh, 5 is one more than 4." Having been a kindergarten teacher for 17 years, I know that it's vital to help younger students learn their numbers from 1 to 10. My students often say how much they love math, especially when it's something that they can see, smell, touch, and finally eat at the end of the lesson.
A kindergarten teacher at my school saw me doing this and asked for something more sophisticated, so I made her a sheet for 1 to 35 with the same snowmen, for her to use with the marshmallows.
|Snowman counting sheet from 1 to 35 in rows of 5|
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