Monday, June 13, 2011

Craft Alert! Make 10

Imagine my shock this year when I attended my youngest son's Annual IEP only to find that he is barely on grade level for math! WHAT???? This was the first I was hearing of it and I was more than a little bit pissed. So.... what does this mean for a Lunatic Autism Mom? It means a working summer for Adam (and for mommy). The first concept he is having difficulties with is Making 10. I've been doing it for so long and it's so second nature to me that I didn't really know how to go about practicing Making 10 this summer. I wanted something more fun than flash cards (although I am not opposed) and I wanted to limit screen time with Math iPad Apps (although I am not opposed) and here is what I came up with for my Lego loving boy:

and here is how you make it:

Start with extra  Legos (I decided to use Duplo because we don't play with them anymore) & a label maker.

Print out all the numbers you need to make 10 and a bunch of '+' symbols. Don't forget to make a label for your goal (Equation Goal: Make 10)

Put them on the blocks (trim if necessary).

Stack 'em up to make sure you haven't forgotten any.

And you are ready to go! Don't forget storage! 

I think I will do this again and again to get some good practice in for those more difficult math concepts. I am also trying to figure out if I can use different size Legos to represent fractions. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Maggie! I love this! Anyone can use this to practice math with their kiddos... including ME!!! Off to find some Duplos!!! :D Thanks for sharing!