Back To School Addition Dice Game: Bus

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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Time For School! Addition Parking Lot With CarsHands-On, Differentiated Addition Center: NO PREP Option
This set of back-to-school / bus themed addition mats and manipulatives are designed to help students use hands-on activities to interact with addition. Get kids excited to park the buses and make sure all the kids get to school!

There are partner and individual games. Students will either park bus manipulatives or color in buses. Students will improve addition fluency, while using a game format. FUN!

This pack is appropriate for kindergarten, first grade, homeschool, special education instruction, and for any child that needs more practice with addition.

This pack includes:
I Can… Pictorial Directions: Individual (pg. 5) and Partner Games (pg. 10)
Bus manipulatives: Color and B&W (pg. 6-7)
Parking Lot Mats for Individual Student: Use with manipulatives (pg. 8)
Parking Lot Mat for Individual Student: Use with crayons or any writing implement (pg. 9)
Parking Lot Mats for Partner Games: Use with manipulatives (pg. 11)
Parking Lot Mat for Partner Games: Use with crayons or any writing implement (pg. 12)
You will need two dice (not included)
Optional: Use real toy cars or buses instead of the manipulatives.

See my blog post to see more on freebies and teaching ideas!
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Scrappin Doodles License: TPT112982
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10 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).


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