Spring Frog Math: First Grade Balancing Equations
The concept of equivalency is one of the most important skills that students must master before continuing with higher level math. This resource covers in depth practice in balancing equations using addition. This review is aligned with the Common Core Standards and with the TEKS. This edition of Frog Math contains practice in higher level thinking. This unit allows students to practice the skills that are required for mastery of the standards. It also provides a rigorous path that leads students into the next levels of algebraic thinking.
The unit includes guided and independent practice for each concept. For each concept there are at least two colorful guided practice/re-teaching pages designed for projection or for small group intervention. Also included are several printer-friendly (less graphics) pages for independent practice, to use for small group work or centers. Use part or all of this resource for as a review of the concept of equivalency. The pages print equally well in black and white and in color.
Common Core Alignment:
Operations and Algebraic Thinking 1.OA:
**Apply properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract
(Commutative and Associative Properties) (1.OA.3)
**Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten and creating equivalent but easier or known sums. (1.OA.6)
I use ‘guided math’ in my classroom. I begin my teaching time block teaching/spiraling math concepts as a whole group, but most of my math is devoted to guided practice in small groups followed by independent or small group practice, centers and intervention. I begin my math time every day with a page from my popular Number of the Day series. You may find more math in this “printable” format in my store.
I hope that you and your kids enjoy this fun resource. Check back soon. I continue to add more units daily
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