The Math Loop is similar to the well-known game "I Have... Who Has..." and is often used as a Math warm-up activity to develop and work on students' mental math skills. In addition, it is a good indicator to assess students' ability to pay attention, follow along with group activities, participate in learning and cooperatively work with others.
This particular Math Loop focuses on addition and subtraction and includes the following vocabulary: sum, plus, minus, double, half, tripled, itself, more and value. Numbers range from 2 to 50 and mental math equations practice more complex and addition and subtraction strategies, included complex vocabulary and two equations in some cases.
Included in this document:
- title page
- teacher preparation instructions
- student instructions
- differentiated learning suggestions
- 24 printable Math Loop cards (6 pages of 4)
**I have found that students are able to follow the "Math Loop" best when cards are simple and without too many colours and graphics to distract them. Because of this, all my Math Loops have simple borders, large-ish font and the same picture on each card.
This is also helpful for teachers when sorting Math Loops, or if cards go missing; each Math Loop in my store will always have its own, unique image on it.**
Please note that this "Math Loop" is also available in my "I Have... Who Has... BUNDLE" linked below. This bundle includes 6 different activities, so be sure to check it out before you consider purchasing just this one.
Addition and Subtraction Math Loop (medium 1)
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