Find a Friend is a cooperative learning structure that gets students up and moving, as well as interacting with each other. Students will practice their addition and subtraction skills using this activity.
This version is Common Core aligned to the Number and Operations in Base Ten standard 4.NBT.B.4: "Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm."
In my classroom, we use Find a Friend in many ways:
-As a fun alternative to independent practice
-As a review before quizzes
-For spiral review of previously learned concepts
-Prior to high-stakes testing
Depending on the concept, students may spend 15-30 minutes completing the activity.
An answer key and directions for this activity are included.
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