Teaching students how to break down simple math and put it on paper is not an easy task. I am always looking for ways to do this. Have students work these problems and then bring the students up to the board to 'show' how they solved a problem and then put their name on it to show ownership. When I tried this in my class, they loved it.
1. Present a problem. 65+2=
2. Allow students to solve.
3. Then go around and pick 2 students that showed these differently.
4. Bring each one to the front to put it on the board, overhead, Smartboard, ect...
One showed a vertical problem, adding ones and then tens.
One showed a picture using base 10 blocks.
Others might use pictures, tally marks, etc...
5. Allow them to put their name beside the answer.
The buzz in my room was electrifying. The next day, I had students working harder and wanting to put their strategy on the board. I hope this works for you as it did for me!
5 pages of single digit addition
5 pages of double + single digit
5 pages of double digit + double digit, without carrying
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