One way to use these tiles is to have them pre-linked with masking tape. If you have various sets ready to go, the kids will eventually learn to use them appropriately. The tape sticks really well, and kids are able to count and measure much more easily than having to count them out all the time. As you can see, the tape is on one side, and you just have to make sure the kids do not bend so the tape snaps.
Some of the examples below illustrate how I use these in my classroom. The first picture is how the color tiles would help a child understand the in’s and out’s of 10. The second example is what a student might use to measure with non-standard units. The third example is a strategy for understanding groups of five and how they can help you count efficiently.
Super durable, and efficient! I love using these in my classroom, and so do my kids!
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