We took the wooden blocks. I said ” This is a road. How can I make the small road the same length as the long road?” Of course there were three different answer and we kept trying each suggestion. Not only did we do problem solving but used a lot of math language like longer, shorter, equal, add, take away… When I do activities like this I do small groups of 4 at a time and it last about 5 -7 minutes. We also used a ruler to measure the road and talked about non standard measure. How many Cars long is the road? How many pens long is the road?
What was great was the play that happened after the small group.