In My Classroom…
In my second grade class, we begin work on learning all the 1-digit math facts within the first couple of weeks of school. I have a dedicated math station for this purpose, but the activities may vary based on the season or, more importantly, student needs. Sometimes we just need to shake things up! It makes it easy to differentiate—everyone can work at their own pace. By the end of the year, they have (in my perfect world) exceeded the goal, learning facts to 20.
Included in this package are activities to support adding and subtracting to 20. I also included a section of recording sheets (pp. 9-14) specifically for sums of 1-digit numbers (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.OA.B.2). These also include 10 as an addend because that’s an important, and required, skill in itself (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.B.8).
I didn’t forget first graders! This is a great place for them to practice identifying a missing whole number (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.D.8), and adding and subtracting within 20 (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.OA.C.6).
This activity grew from a conversation with a student who got stuck at facts to 17. She told me she wished she could practice using number bonds. And she likes frogs. So here we are! It’s working well in my classroom. I hope it works for your kids too!