Education Technology

# Activities

• ##### Subject Area

• Math: Elementary Math: Algebraic Thinking
• Math: Elementary Math: Basic Facts
• Math: Elementary Math: Math and Literature
• Math: Elementary Math: Number Sense and Estimation

K-5

60 Minutes

• TI-10
• ##### Other Materials
This is Activity 1 from the EXPLORATIONS Book:
Math at Your Fingertips with the TI-10

The following materials are required for this activity:
• Book: The Cheerios Counting Book
• Cheerios ®
• Plastic coffee straws or pipe cleaners
• Paper plates
• Yarn or ring hooks
• Number name cutout cards (0-10)
• Number name line cutout cards

## Cereal Numbers

#### Activity Overview

Students build numbers from zero to ten with cereal and connect the number name and numeral. Students also explore number sentences for numbers up to ten.

#### Before the Activity

• See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
• Print pages 7 - 16 from the attached PDF file for your class
• #### During the Activity

Distribute the page to the class.

Activity A:

• Read The Cheerios Counting Book to students and show them the illustrations

• Activity B:
• Students count and make connections to number names

• Activity C:
• Use the TI-10 as an electronic number flip book and learn to count from 0 to 10

• Activity D:
• With the help of number cards and projector, teach students to make number sentences in varying arrangements with Cheerios

• Activity E:
• Place one arrangement of 5 Cheerios on the overhead projector, and ask students to use their TI-10 to explore other number sentences that make five
• Provide the opportunity for students to explore other arrangements and corresponding number sentences with their cereal and TI-10s for numbers 0 to 10
• #### After the Activity

• Review student results
• As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
• Re-teach concepts as necessary