Sample Lesson 3
From Early Childhood Activity Cards
Explain that in order to build the tower we need walls of equal height.
Suggest the '10 block' as the height of the walls.
Take turns adding combinations of ten to the wall.
Review: Offer the students a block and ask them what other block you need to make ten.
Allow the students to enjoy building the tower as tall as they can. You can introduce the larger scale numbers as students graduate from 10 to 20 to 30.
This group activity gives students the opportunity to work together to build a large tower using number combinations that add up to 10. Keep the excitement high by encouraging the students to use every block available and to stack as high as they can.