Addition and Subtraction Activity
Open ended for student engagement
Students select a number between
8 and 20
20 and 50
50 and 75
75 and 100
100 and 125
and write it in the middle of the balloon.
Students write addition and subtraction number sentences that equal the number they selected.
These open ended activities require students to fluently recall math facts or equations they are familiar with (fluency), which requires them to access their knowledge (remembering/understanding), as well as being confident and in touch with their own abilities (Intrapersonal).
Extend the activity by asking students to share and compare with a classmate (Interpersonal).