The smart people who make Cuisinaire rods (ETA Hand2Mind) also make another great product: VersaTiles! VersaTiles are a hinged plastic mat that hold square tiles. One one side are numbers and on the other, a design. There are multiple books that teach students different skills in math, reading, and science, depending on the set you buy.
Here are some of my kids playing VersaTiles in a small group. The instructions for my set suggest setting up a borrowing system so students can do this as homework. It's so fun!
The kids love to play. They take turns reading the questions at the top of the page, then they scroll to the bottom and find the answer and the letter. If the answer to number 4 is G, then they place the number 4 tile on the letter G space (number side up), below the hinge.
|Here is a student placing the number tile over the letter space.|
|Here they are finding the correct answer together in a small group.|
|Double checking their work.|
|Moving on through the list of questions.|
|Close the lid.|
|Flip it upside down.|
|Open it back up.|
|Check the pattern against the pattern at the bottom of the page. If it's the same, success!|
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