This unit makes use of manipulatives, pictures and number lines to help your students with common core addition skills such as: counting on, addition doubles, solving for missing addends and word problems. The variety of resources in this unit is meant to give your students the concrete support they need to build addition concepts before working with addition in a purely abstract way. Here’s what you’ll find in this product:
Storyboards with Word Problems:
Have you ever used storyboards with your students? They are great! Story boards provide a way for students to act out word problems so that they see what is actually happening in the word problem. In this section you will find story problem cards and answer sheets which can be used along with the storyboards (see preview). Students read the problem, and then act it out using the storyboard. Then students fill out the answer sheet. The word problems include the adding to, putting together and adding with unknowns in every position types noted in the common core. Some make use of three addends. Storyboards work whole group, but they are excellent for small groups. They can also be used as a modification for students who aren’t quite ready to be successful with word problems in an abstract sense.
‘Counting On’ Materials:
Part of the common core for addition is using the strategy of ‘counting on’ to increase addition fluency. The provided number strips along with counters can be used as kinesthetic manipulatives for this skill. The three front and back ‘counting on’ practice sheets include number lines to provide a pictorial representation of counting on.
Learning addition ‘doubles’ is another way to increase addition fluency. In this section you find two pages of pictorial representations of doubles that can be glued into a math journal or used as introductory practice. The five (front and back) doubles practice sheets included make use of pictures and number lines. The last practice sheets include no pictorial representations, and can help students gain fluency through repeated practice.
‘Missing Addend’ Materials:
The storyboard word problems include ‘missing addend’ problems, but this section offers additional practice using number lines. The first practice sheet asks students to identify addends and sums to get them used to the vocabulary. The others have students find the missing addend using a number line.
I hope you and your students find this product useful!