This post was inspired by Natural Math's "Multiplication Models" Poster. The idea is to have kids create/record there ideas and observations. They can build, record and publish their models in Etoys.
They can also observe and create models in the physical world and record them with a camera for import into Etoys.
One idea is that you start simply with ways to name a number 1 to 10. Then move them on to creating and recording models of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, etc.
They can post their Portfolio on the Web with Flikr, Picasa, Blog posts etc.
I have created a number of tools in Etoys to help facilitate the process.
- Visually name a number" to create Bingo Cards and a set of Bingo Balls.