Since I am still trying to assess the students' number sense, I decided that they too could create their own clocks, much in the style of my fabulous Target find. So I had each of them create a graphic organizer for the numbers 1 to 12. Since I wanted to see how they students manipulate numbers in all different ways, I asked them to input all different number sentences, with all different operations, into their organizers. This gave me a feel for those students who really "got" numbers (and were using all different interesting and unique ways to create the given number) as well as those who really didn't have much number sense at all (and were just putting 4 - 3 = 1 5 - 4 = 1 etc...)
It really was interesting to see the creativity that came out in the numbers. Some of the kids were using simple addition and subtraction. Others were using tons of simple parentheses. Still others used exponents, fractions, and decimals.
Then, I asked the students to choose their favorite three number sentences, preferably different operations and styles, for each clock number to input on the actual clock.
When all of that was done, the students then set about cutting the flaps up (gave it some dimension that way!), backing, and coloring. They attached the hands and, viola, the project was done!
|Though there are errors on this clock, I can still see that the student was "thinking outside of the box" and has a basic grasp of number sense. The student really tried to use all different operations when creating the clock numbers.|
If you would like the templates for this project, you can download them all at my TpT store.