This week, we've been using my Addition Strategies pack to review the different strategies to use when adding....
(click the pic to check them out)
I have made this pack in black and white for ease of printing. I copied off each center onto differently brightly colored cardstock.
In this pack, there are four games, or centers, to reinforce addition strategies.
1. “Double It!”
Students use a die and counters to play
2. “Near Doubles.”
Using unifix cubes to build the doubles and doubles+1.
3. “Flip Flop Adding,” also known as reverse, or turn-around.
This is played like a game of concentration, or you can use the cards as a whole group activity.
4. “Making Ten" Using ten frames to make ten when adding
The “Sum it up” is the culminating activity, which could also be used as an informal assessment, to see if your students understand the different strategies.
These are the strategies that are in the center/"assessment."
There's no right or wrong answer...I mean...you can tell if the math problem would actually be a double or near double...or if they did a turn around (what I call flip-flip...but I had to be technical I guess..lol).
I actually had SIX kids put the problem 3+9= under the near doubles column....it was so weird!! They didn't mess up all the other ones either - so it was like JUST that one...
SO WEIRD!! I'm going to have to ask them on Monday why they chose that.
I mean, SIX kids??? I'm dumbfounded. BUT, I did get to see how some of them think/process.
I liked it!
PLUS, it's all kinds of Common Core...I mean, processing math??? that's all common core right there - right!? It our first year with common core, so I'm trying to figure it out still.
Anyway, since I like it so much...I'll give it to three people who comment....just leave me a comment with your email....BUT, you MUST tell me what your favorite show is....now that fall season has started (My DVR is pretty much kid shows right now - or auction shows because of the hubs...I MUST RECLAIM WHAT IS MINE! haha). If you don't, then your comment doesn't count...lol. I'll pick the winner Sunday night.
Now, these are strategies for them to use....aside from "just knowing."
Common Core standards state that students will learn their addition and subtraction facts fluently.
For that, I do use my Tasty Facts quizzes.
For these quizzes, they only get ONE minute in 2nd grade. My friends who teach 1st grade say they give their kids TWO minutes (ha! see, the numbers are reversed??). When I taught 3rd grade, I did one minute too.
When parents ask me why I do them, I tell them...because the NATIONAL standards says they need to know their facts...
Ok, I'm off to have pizza and movie night with my baby girl...
I wonder if I can convince her to watch Lion King?? I still cry at that movie - anyone else cry at that movie still too??