Hibernating Bears...and Subtraction?!

Integrating our unit study on hibernation within numeracy, Whales played a new game this week during classroom choice. We found a partner and took turns guessing how many bears were hidden in a den. Making the concept even more concrete, during numeracy time we became the hibernating bears. Whale mathematicians had to guess how many friends were hiding in the den. We discovered that there were plenty of ways to think about out take-away problems, and Whale friends were happy to share their process with one another. It was fantastic math fun!