I walk over and write a number on the sliding glass door. By the time I'm done writing, the children have gathered from their various activities, drawn by curiosity. Miss A shouts out the number "83!"
I erase it and write another number and point to the first digit "ONE HUNDRED" and underline the last two. Miss H shouts out "57!"
"Yes, ONE HUNDRED...fifty-seven."
They get the next several 3-digit numbers, up to 999, that I simply write up then erase once they say them.
I walk off. They disperse.
In less than two minutes, I have provided a second introduction to 3-digit numbers.
Teaching and learning doesn't have to be time consuming or complicated.
The children all turned 3, 3, 4 and 5 within the last two months.
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