Sample Lesson 2
From Early Childhood Activity Cards
Have students take turns adding sections to the same tower.
Introduction: Show the students the concept of having a tower on each side and then having the lateral block joining the two to create the 'ladder'.
Remove the rules.
Encourage the children to continue to build as tall as they can. Competitive children can move on to adding up all the numbers to calculate the height of their tower. Then they can try to beat their old record the next time they play.
The main purpose of this activity is to provide students with practice breaking numbers into various parts to reinforce the concept that two smaller numbers can equal a larger number. This activity also encourages hand-eye coordination and team work.