Center Focus

How Much is 2000, Anyway?

  1. This is a great activity for younger students that are learning about the concept of quantity.
  2. In groups have your kids illustrate the number '2000' by counting out objects such as coins, dried beans, paperclips, buttons, beads, etc.
  3. They should work together to come up with a way of counting to 2000 by arranging the objects in groups, by students separately counting the objects, or counting by two's, three's, etc.
  4. Have the group put the 2000 objects in glass jars. Make sure each group uses a different object so that they may get a good feel for the concept of '2000.'
  5. You may also want to challenge your students to predict how 2000 objects look in the jars before they actually count it.

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