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Addition Catch the Gingerbread Man

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Run, run, as fast as you can! Get your students up and moving while practicing addition with this scavenger hunt style activity. I've included four different sets (levels) of addition cards. Not only does that mean that this works for multiple grade levels, but it also means that you can adjust based on what your students need over the course of the winter months.

I use this for metal math practice. I specifically chose addition problems that lend themselves to the mental math strategies that we work on in class. It is great for my older students as well as the younger ones. Strategies supported include doubles, near doubles, sums of ten, make ten, and finding compatible numbers.

Here's how it works. There are 10 clue cards (to send you to locations typically found in elementary schools) and 10 addition cards (10 of each level). Hang the clue card with the addition card behind it or printed on the back side. Students write the answers to the problems on their answer sheet as they travel around the school. You can have them self-check and correct with the included answer key, peer assess work by asking students to assess a classmate's work without using the answer key, or assess them yourself.

Tips: I teach several grade levels within my day, so I just layer the addition problems under the clue, staple them together, and tape them up that way. Also, I love the fun colors of the cards, but do not always like to use all of that color ink. I just print the 2 pages of clue cards in color, and the addition cards in black and white.
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