To show quantities in various combinations up to 10.
This activity is a variation of other finger-play mental math exercises. Say a number from 1 to 5 and have children show the matching quantity by holding up fingers from one or two hands.
Part 1 has children show the matching quantity using one hand. Part 2 moves to showing the matching quantity using two hands. The extension progresses to showing combinations in a different way.
I’ll say a number. How can you make ____ using one hand?
While children are enjoying their building of mastery, feel free to repeat. When children are eager for more, try Part 2.
I’ll say a number. How can you make ____ using two hands?
As always, when children seem excited for a new challenge, move on.
Show ____ (number) in a different way.