At Oak Grove Elementary, they love to make math fun. To help them visualize their new knowledge of subtraction, kindergarteners brought bowling into the classroom.
Each student took a turn bowling, and, while they were up, the rest of the class created a subtraction equation to represent the number of pins that were knocked down.
Teacher Erin Barnes said the lesson was a hit, and it was especially beneficial for ESOL, visual, and kinesthetic learners.
“The goal of this lesson was to get the students to understand that subtract meant to ‘take away.’ This gave them the opportunity to see the pins fall down, and they were able to see what was left.”