Monday, December 12, 2011

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 Below you will see an example of the missing addends cards that you cut in half and post around the room for students to solve using their data sheet. 
 There are 24 cards in all.
 Below is the data sheet students will use to record their work and answers on.
We use Math Expressions (Houghton Mifflin) in our district. We really like it because it is very hands-on and teaches children great strategies to solve problems. For adding and subtracting, we teach circle drawings which I LOVE! I would marry them if I could! For example, adding 3+2, we would draw 3 circles, then 2 more and count in all. Then to count on, we would circle the first number {or biggest number} and draw circle to count on for the second number. Subtracting 3-2, students would draw 3 circles, then "draw a line"{representing the subtraction symbol} through 2. LOVE! Anyway-probably clear as mud but that is how we do it here in Carson City! {Hence the reason for "circle drawing on the data sheet}. See example below of circle drawings:

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  1. What a cute activity! I awarded you the Liebster blog award. Check it out on my blog!
    Teachin' First

  2. Oh my gosh-WOW!!!! I am so honored! I am going right over to your blog right NOW!!!!

  3. I don't use that series, but we use circles for almost everything too. My kids know math pictures have to be quick and easy (but there's always that kid who wants to add detail and color and it takes him forever to solve 1+1, ugh).
    Love the solve the room activity!!!