For the first half of the year, they mainly just explore with it; trying to make equals, piling as many bananas on each side as they can, etc. But as they were exploring with it this week, I was thinking ahead to late winter, early spring when we get into addition, and made a worksheet to go along with it. An example would be putting 3 bananas and 4 more bananas on one side, and trying to find the number that makes his arms balance on the other side like the 7 bananas. The worksheet is to record their findings. Enjoy!
Monkey Math Addition