Caleb has been working with the addition strip board and reviewing his addition basic facts. I chose to do this as a transition back to Montessori math after his stint in school. They were working on basic addition so I decided to do basic facts before bridging back to addition with the stamp game and then hopefully working towards abstraction this year in addition up through the thousand's place.

All of the ways to make 4- shown visually |

Since handwriting is a struggle for Caleb, I put together a booklet so he could use our number stamping sticks (from Discount School Supply) to fill in all of the equations to make each number. This week we are working through 10, and next week we will work through 18.

Here is a FREE I Can Make New Numbers booklet for basic facts through 10. Even if you don't have stamping sticks you could have your child write in the numbers or use scrapbooking stickers. If you don't have a strip board, consider using two-color counters or another manipulative to visually represent all of the ways to make each number.

## Comments

There were at least 4 distinct lessons and additional practice before we went to do all of them in sets like this with the booklet of number sentences.

Hope that helps!!

Thank you for the printable this will be put too good use.

Thanks for taking the time to answer!