In first grade, we used these apps plus one of my favorites - PicCollage Kids - to make math collages of students building tens and ones. Read on to see what we did!
Students drew a number from the pile, then took a photo of it with their iPad camera.
They then used the app Number Pieces to build the number using the pieces in the app. Once finished, they took a screenshot of what they built.
After doing this with 2-3 different two digit numbers, they opened the app PicCollage Kids to create a number collage.
Students added their number photos to the collage, and used the "long tap" feature (long tap on an image to open a whole other menu!) to trim their photos and arrange in the collage. They then changed their background and added a title to their collage.
Finished collages were saved and uploaded to student journals in Seesaw! These turned out great and the students really worked hard to build their numbers correctly. Mrs. Westrope and I thought that even just the number card and Number Pieces app could be used effectively in a math center. Students enjoyed choosing a number and building it in the app!
In Mrs. Parisien's room, they're learning about teen numbers, so our lesson will focus on teen numbers. Students will first draw a teen number card and then use the Pattern Shapes to build their number as a snowflake. Grab a copy of the numbers we'll use by clicking the image below.