This is a preview of my 1st Grade Mental Math Strategies Interactive Packet
. This packet covers 10s Combinations, Doubles, Near Doubles, 10 More, 10 Less. It's differentiated and created to encourage understanding of concepts. I used these to teach mental math to my resource students with learning disabilities as well as the regular classrooms that I co-teach in. The kids loved each activity! I hope yours do too.
How I suggest using this:
1) Use page 1 together. Model how to color in the 10s frames. I used an Elmo, but if you don't have one, you can demonstrate on the white board with 2 colors.
2) Students independently (or with a partner) complete page 2. They use page 1 to self check their answers. My students enjoyed checking their own work instead of a teacher. They marked a C for Correct or X if it was incorrect.
3) Introduce fact families using the Friends of 10 (if you haven't covered fact families yet). Once they are comfortable with the 10s combinations, you can use this knowledge to build up a few skill, fact families. Again, I would have them use the 10s frames from page 1 as a reference.
4) Page 4 is the most challenging. Have your students use their fact families and their 10s frames to help.