Use these April Math Tune-Ups to reinforce problem solving, number sense, and addition and subtraction skills. Each page features a story problem, an addition/subtraction strategy section, and a number sense review. They have Easter, Spring, Arbor Day, and Earth Day themes.
The four Easter-Themed Math Tune-Ups have 2 versions: one with "Easter math" and one with "April Math", so you're covered the years Easter falls in March!
The word problem types focus on compare problems
(how many more, how many fewer), but spiral reviews the following as well:
• Adding 3 Numbers
• Group (one addend unknown)
Common Core requires first grade students to solve a variety of problem types. Practicing various types daily prepares students to visualize the specific problem and develop a strategy to effectively solve it.
Numbers to 120 are featured. Students complete more advanced tasks than in previous units, such as solving number riddles, adding and subtracting groups of 10, comparing multiple representations of a number, etc...
• Addition and subtraction strategies covered include:
• Number Bonds
• Adding 3 Numbers
• Composing Numbers (ways to make 13, 12, etc...)
• Using doubles facts and half facts in equations
• Missing Addends & Subtrahends
• True/False Equations
*The level of work in these tune-ups is similar to my March packet in order to develop fluency and comfort with this level of thinking. In some cases, the number sense activities are more rigorous, but continue to focus on developing a strong sense of place value and operations.*
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The worksheets aren't made for busywork! They can be a gateway to great math discussions when balanced with hands-on activities. I often select numbers in word problems and number sense activities to provoke discussions and challenge students' thinking. When my students read a problem and say "that's easy," it's exciting to discuss what made it easy. Likewise, when they say something's too hard, it's fun to break the task down into understandable parts. These tune-ups have helped me balance reviewing basic skills while prompting critical thinking with my students. I hope they are useful to you, as well!
I use these in my daily math rotation, as well as homework. They can help me plan small groups and focused minilessons.
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