It is also coming in handy for Levity's grade 2 regrouping work. It's a fun way to "take away" a "ten" and cash it in for "ten ones." After using this chart over and over, Levity has grasped the concept of tens and ones much more clearly. A visual, hands on set up like this takes the mystery out of abstract math concepts that I take for granted, and sometimes have trouble teaching.
Another great tool I've used for place value and regrouping is the Mathtacular dvd.
|"3 tens and 9 ones = 2 tens and ___ ones" etc.|
|Music occupies herself with domino houses, made popular by Grandpa Tom|
|Julian just hangs out and jumps in the door frame during school. It's his current favorite spot.|