Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pirate Math: Counting and Number Recognition

This morning Monkey J had some fun with pirate math:

I lined up his pirates with some coins underneath them.  He had to count how many coins each pirate had:

And then match the pirates with the numbers I had placed on the counter.  I included a bunch of numbers to make it a bit more difficult:

It was a fun time and we spoke like pirates the entire time!  When we were done with the exercise, Monkey J placed all of the coins in the treasure chest.  He took them one at a time from each pirate and would subtract one coin each time, saying, "3 coins, minus 1, leaves this pirate with 2 coins".  An impromptu subtraction lesson!

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