math game 12 Tens circle (for Multiplication / Malreihen): 10 children stand in a circle. Every child is a number or is, or sitting next to a clearly visible painted figure of 0-10. another child now runs from number to number the number ones. Then another one. The two rows, etc. Gradually, the children discover that each Malreihe has its own form, as the two rows of the five-star cont. in comments
formline 1 Tell a brief story that conveys the basic form. 2 "move" the form with large, whole-body movements, by walking or running it. 3 draw it out for them on the board,in sand or a large piece of paper. 4) Have the children draw the form, first in the air, then on a large piece of unlined paper (at least 12 x 18), with the blunt end of a crayon. 5 No erasing or starting over! Laying down the form with a yellow crayon first is a good way to "practice" and avoid "mistakes."
Form Drawing in First Grade