Working with the Sandpaper Numbers and Number Rods are certainly paying off well for them.
Since the Math shelves have been getting a lot of attention I have been creating some original work of my own, that I must admit that they are loving:)
I found this bank with a fun combination lock on clearance at Target for just $5.88.
The cool thing about this combination lock is that you can set the number yourself. This inspired me to make the Guess The Mystery Number work.
The clue is how many pennies are in the dish on the tray.
Their reward is huge when they have discovered the mystery number and unlock the door, because they get to do it all over again, and again.
We have had wonderful math related conversations since this work has been introduced. Most importantly the children are discovering how numbers are relevant to them.