# 1st Grade - Use Pictures Or Drawings

 Grade Level: 1st Skill: Problem Solving Topic: Use Pictures or Drawings Goal: Use tools, such as manipulatives or sketches, to model problems Skill Description: Your child will demonstrate an understanding of how to use a variety of math tools and strategies to solve math problems.

### Sample Problems

 (1) Using a Tens and Ones mat and connecting cubes, build the number 91. (2) Using a Tens and Ones mat and connecting cubes, build the number 19. (3) Use colored counting chips to solve the following problem 13 – 8 = (4) Use colored counting chips to solve the following problem 10 + 8 = (5) Using play money, build .50 cents two different ways.

### Learning Tips

 (1) At home, use real or play coins games to build specific amounts of money. When your child has demonstrated the ability to build a specific amount of money one way, ask him/her to do it again, using different coins. For a challenge, ask him/her to build a specific amount of money using only a discreet number of coins (for example, build .25 cents using only 3 coins). (2) When you are at the store or a restaurant, have your child assist you in paying the bill. Ask what bills and coins you will need to pay the bill. When the change comes, model and demonstrate for your child the process of checking the change to make sure it is correct (count back the money). (3) Build a math manipulatives kit for home using uncooked beans, jelly beans, paperclips, etc. When you child does math homework and any other time you are practicing math concepts, use these manipulatives to reinforce the concepts of addition and subtraction. (4) Hold a family math contest to see who can come up with the most creative math manipulative that can be drawn. For example, instead of using tally marks for counting, ask the family to have a drawing contest to see who can make the best animal drawings for counting. Have your child draw the winning animal over the next week while completing math assignments. Drawing animals is more engaging for children than using tally marks or circles to demonstrate math problems. (5) Create a measuring kit at home so that your child can see all the different measurement tools that are available to him/her. As you build the kit, talk about each item (measuring cups, measuring spooks, ruler, tape measure, beakers, etc.) and how they are best used.

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### Extra Help Problems

 (1) Using a Tens and Ones mat and connecting cubes, build the number 25. (2) Using a Tens and Ones mat and connecting cubes, build the number 52. (3) Using a Tens and Ones mat and connecting cubes, build the number 89. (4) Using a Tens and Ones mat and connecting cubes, build the number 98. (5) Using a Tens and Ones mat and connecting cubes, build the number 10. (6) Use counting chips to solve the following problem: 20 - 5 = (7) Use counting chips to solve the following problem: 3 + 8 = (8) Use counting chips to solve the following problem: 16 – 2 = (9) Use counting chips to solve the following problem: 17 + 3 = (10) Use counting chips to solve the following problem : 9 - 6 = (11) Using play money, build .75 cents two different ways. (12) Using play money, build .25 cents two different ways. (13) Using play money, build .46 cents two different ways. (14) Using play money, build .39 cents two different ways. (15) Using play money, build .68 cents two different ways. (16) Use connecting cubes to solve the following: 10 + 20 = (17) Use connecting cubes to solve the following: 20 – 10 = (18) Use connecting cubes to solve the following: 30 + 20 = (19) Use connecting cubes to solve the following: 50 - 20 = (20) Use connecting cubes to solve the following: 60 + 20 = (21) Draw tally marks to make the number 25 (22) Draw tally marks to make the number 76 (23) Draw tally marks to make the number 43 (24) Draw tally marks to make the number 59 (25) Draw tally marks to make the number 100