Before students can be expected to become fluent in multiplication, they need to have good understanding of number relationships. Without this, they will still be counting on their fingers. I have typed up 2 subtraction games games that students can use to reinforce these number strategies. It is recommended that students be introduced to these strategies via word problems or with a collection of facts that lends themselves to the strategy BEFORE adding these to math stations.
1st Matching Game - Think Addition - Total of 28 cards total, plus a recording sheet.
2nd Fill in the Blank - Decompose a Higher Value Number - Total of 20 cards. I would laminate these and have the students fill them out with dry erase markers.
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I started teaching in 2006. I taught kindergarten for 1 year, first grade for 3 years, and 2 years in third grade.
Next year I will be a 3-5 math coach. I am looking forward to my new teaching position!