Adding Ones

Grade 1

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Math & Movement

Activity Instructions

Hand a student a ones block. Have the student figure out where to put the ones block on the mat. Have the student figure out how the numerals at the top of the mat change after one has been added to the ones place. Continue to give the student ones until there are ten one blocks. Ask them, “What happens to the tens place? What happens to the ones?” (Answer: The numeral in the tens place becomes 1 and the numeral in the ones place becomes 0.) Modify the activity and repeat by subtracting ones.

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