**Cover Up**

**This is just a game in beginning counting on. Everyone starts with the same amount of blocks. Tell them to use their hand to cover up any amount you wish. Then have them begin with the number of the amount that is covered up, and count on from there.**

For example, in this case, starting with four, cover two and have them count on from there -3-4.

**Bite Your Tongue**

Using whatever number you are working on, have your students bend to one side for a portion of it, counting silently and then switch to bending on the other side for the rest of the number, counting aloud. This can be used for counting, addition, and subtraction problems.

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*Mathematics Their Way*, Mary Baratta-Lorton
Interesting idea for the bending different ways. I might try that with them for subtraction this week.

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