We have been working lots on building and recording tens and ones. It has really helped my lower kids in counting and understanding numbers and their relationships to other numbers.
We recently introduced some new number puzzles to our Math by Myself Activities.
There are 3 different kinds of puzzles. 4 piece, 2 piece and 1 piece.
I store my puzzles in ziploc bags. These ones are a little more intricate than my other puzzles, so I taped an example to the bag of how to correctly complete it, in case they forget.
The first puzzle works on showing the number in numerals, tens and ones (words), base ten blocks and ten frames.
In the next puzzle, students need to connect the base ten blocks with their corresponding number card and then write how many tens and ones. The puzzle pieces are laminated and we use a whiteboard marker.
The last puzzle has students circling how many tens and ones are needed to show the number. There are no pieces to connect, just circling with a whiteboard marker.
Please email me if you are interested in the puzzles as they are no longer available in my store.
I printed them 4 to a page in order to save cardstock! Each puzzle style goes through the numbers 1-50. I would recommend mixing them up and making multiple puzzle bags so as not to overwhelm the kids. In the 4 piece puzzle set, I was able to make 3 different bags using all the numbers from 1-50.