Thinking Starter: Thinking in Collections


Today’s Starter is about translating and transforming. Moving things in your head. Replacing pictures with symbols and numbers.

Here’s the image I am using.Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 8.19.25 AM


Read through the Powerpoint  to decide how you would use it with your students.

Penguin Powerpoint, click here.

Recognizing 2 and 3 as collections your brain can trust without counting is a key BASIC that underlies number sense and confidence. TRUST 2, TRUST 3 do not count small collections as singles.