Landmark Numbers and Number Line
The Monster's castle is located on a highway between Positivity City and Negativityville. To help run their tow truck business, the Monsters develop a strategy to place Monster-meter signs at regular intervals. Students will learn about number line and the usefulness of landmark numbers
Counting and Symbolizing
The Monsters are invited to help Cousin Digit do an inventory of fish at his fish store. Because the fish move around, it is difficult to get an accurate count. A variety of counting strategies help the Monsters understand one-to-one correspondence.
The Monsters learn how to recognize, describe, extend and create patterns. One Monster starts and asks the next to continue - but what exactly makes a pattern and how can it be extended? Other Monsters decorate their rooms with flip patterns, number patterns and growth patterns.
The Monsters learn that Binary Bill does not know how to get to the Monsters' castle from his computer shop. A free form map is drawn and sent to Binary Bill by e-mail. When Binary Bill asks for landmarks, the Monsters label all the streets in their neighbourhood.
The Monsters create an accurate model of their town by taking a look at the different shapes and sizes of the buildings. They explore concepts of perspective, encounter a triangular prism, cube, cylinder and octagonal prism and discover information about the characteristics of these shapes.
The Making of Tens
The Monsters decide to send gift boxes of fruit to their relatives. They want to send out boxes of 10 to each relative, and decide that no two boxes should contain the same combination of fruit. Addition and subtraction are used to help determine how many fruits of each kind are placed in each box.
Number Conservation, Transformation and Equivalency
The Monsters decide to plant two gardens, each with the identical number of monster melon plants. Aunt Tulip delivers two piles, each containing the same number of seeds. One pile, however, is stacked high while the other is spread out. This provides an opportunity to explore number conservation ...
Standard and Non-Standard Measurement
In building an addition to their castle, the Monsters must inform the carpenters how big they want the new room to be. The Monsters progress from describing a room that is sort of long, to pacing it out and figuring out the number of steps.