Do your students love Halloween as much as mine? My students can't get enough of ghosts, pumpkins, and candy corn! These addition centers cover addition within 20, and have students work on many different addition strategies! Each center comes in color and black/white and with a student direction page. The following centers are included.
Students solve 10 addition number sentences using their favorite strategy (mental math, counting on, counters, etc). Then studnets record their number sentence and sum on the recording page.
Studnets sort number sentences by sums of 14, 15, 16, and 17. This is a great pocket chart center or whole group activity as well! Studnets write the number sentences on their recording sheet when they're done.
Counting on Cauldrons
Studnets work on 12 task cards with a number inside the cauldron and count on by adding the extra blocks. This is an important addition strategy for students to practice, and then center reinforces the idea of counting ON instead of counting ALL. Students write their answer on the recording sheet.
Roll and Cover
Students can chose from 3 game boards and add 2 or 3 dice to find the sum and cover it. This partner game is perfect for morning work or for fast finishers!
Spiders in the Web
This workstation is the perfect precursor to number combinations. You will decide how many counters to use (probably 8-12) and students will drop them on the web. Then students will record how many are inside and outside the web and record their thinking. This center reinforces the idea that there are many ways to make a number and is a hand-on way to model combining two parts.
Spin and Add
Students spin a spinner (with numbers 1-9 on it) and add the number to 10, 11, or 12. This game also reinforces the idea of counting on and working with teen numbers.
Bonus Printables Included
Spooky Spiders-Students show 3 different combinations of 12 spiders if some are black and some are brown.
Trick or Treat-Students sort number sentences by true and false.
Color the Sum-Students color a picture using number sentences and the matching sum.
Roll and Color-Similar to roll and cover, ,students roll 2 or 3 dice and color the sum.
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