Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Classifying Numbers--Nesting Containers

6th grade is the first time students in Texas have to classify numbers. It has been a difficult concept for my students to understand--especially that numbers can "fit" into several different classifications.

I found some "nesting" tupperware to help my students visualize it. I have kept this handy in my classroom so every time we talk about classifying numbers, I pull these out.

So if we classify a number as a natural number, it is also a whole number, integer, and rational numbers since it "fits" into the bother containers. 

I have 7 different classifying rational numbers stations available in my store

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I have seen them done with boxes but these look easier to find at the Dollar Tree! I have found some great ideas on your blog. I am glad you found me so I could find you!


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