Chart with number words and numerals

Tower Building

Learning Goals: Counting, Math, Building, Block Play, Demonstrating Mathematics Behaviours, Subitizing


    • Within a small group, students draw a card and build a tower (of cubes, blocks, or any material) using the number on the card.
    • To extend the learning, the educator could introduce two different coloured cards  One colour indicate to add blocks, while the other indicates to remove blocks.

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