This is a PowerPoint and printables set that will help your students learn their adding facts from 10 to 18. Using my "turn the corner" method along with this 10-level PowerPoint and accompanying printables, your students are guaranteed to make substantial progress in their understanding of math facts.
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Included with this purchase:
-2 Powerpoints (682 slides each) which help you teach adding and subtracting facts with my "turn the corner" method which helps them see the bigger picture behind how these facts work and where they come from
-9 printable assessments, one for each of the first 9 levels of the PowerPoint, which you can use to see if they are ready to progress to the next level
-README file which explains in detail how to use these materials
I think you'll find this to be an extremely helpful tool to get your students familiar with their math facts (10 - 18).
*PLEASE NOTE: The first time a new number is reviewed, such as "ways to make 12," the PowerPoint walks them through all the possible ways to make 12 using the "turn the corner" method. However, after that slide will always be a slide that says, "For now, we will only work on these ways to make 12." For example, on Level One, they only work on 7 + 5 = 12 and 5 + 7 = 12. Those are the only facts regarding 12 that appear on the Level One assessment. So even though it demonstrates how to "turn the corner" and see all the 12 facts, only a couple are actually worked on and assessed at that level.
This is designed to be a daily review, and there are two different PowerPoints which contain the same information and levels but with the facts in different orders so that the students don't start to just learn which answer comes next. I would recommend switching back and forth between these two PowerPoints every other day. Once you start the PowerPoint and begin to click, you will see a menu that lets you jump to any level of the PowerPoint you want your students to work on.
I would just work on one level at a time. At the beginning of each level, it teaches new facts using what I call the "turn the corner" method. They write their numbers across left to right, then turn the corner halfway and write the other numbers right to left (this is explained and modeled in detail in the PowerPoint). Using this method, they can start to visualize which facts go together instead of trying to memorize them in an isolated way. They will begin to understand "fact families" on a much deeper level as they progress through this PowerPoint and printables set. At the end of each level, there is a review of all facts learned up to that time. When you feel they are starting to master a level, there is a printable sheet for each level that you can use to test them to find out for sure. I recommend giving them 3 minutes to complete these sheets, but you are of course welcome to use your own discretion. Each math facts test also includes an answer key.
Each level contains a review of both the new facts just taught, as well as the facts they have already learned up to that point. This cumulative review helps them to continue to practice their old facts as they learn new ones.
There is a "printable" section of the PowerPoint, and I recommend printing slides and hanging them on the wall for student reference. There is also a student sheet which shows all the facts from 10 to 18 on one page using the "turn the corner" method, and I give this to them so that they can have their own reference in front of them. This is made in such a way so that you can use it in whatever way best fits your classroom and your style of teaching. I tried to provide several different options for printable sheets so that you can use them as you see fit.
I have seen great growth in my students' abilities to remember and use math facts as a result of using this system, and I believe you will too!
Teaching With PowerPoint
The vision behind “Teaching With PowerPoint” is to use PowerPoints not just as a presentation tool, but to actually teach content. I have been a classroom teacher for over 11 years, and I think I’ve found some pretty clear, concise ways to communicate some tricky concepts such as telling time, money, and many others. I use my method of teaching and create PowerPoints which walk through skills in a step-by-step fashion.
My hope in doing this is to give new teachers some additional tools that you can use to effectively communicate concepts to your students, possibly even helping you pick up a few tricks along the way that you hadn’t considered. I also hope that seasoned teachers will find these useful, since it’s something you can easily put up on the screen and walk your students through. In most cases, you probably aren’t necessarily seeing anything you’ve never seen, but I’m taking the time to create these so that you don’t have to.
The way these PowerPoints are designed to be used is to put them up on a screen (hit F5 to start), then continuously click a wireless pointer or wireless mouse as you talk through them with your students.
There is no audio on these since the sound of the teacher’s voice and class interactions are what should be heard during the lesson. I intentionally design my PowerPoints on a simple white background both to decrease distractions and to give you the ability to move slides back and forth between PowerPoints more easily if you want to do that. If you want a spiffy design, you can just click the “design” tab and click one that suits you. I find that the white background creates a little more of a “white board” feeling which keeps things simple. That’s how I like it, but you’re welcome to make changes once you have it. You can easily jump into any part of a PowerPoint by finding the slide where you want to start and hitting Shift-F5. This is a great way to use these as an ongoing teaching tool from day to day.
I hope you’ll find these useful to your teaching. If you see anything you think should be changed, or if you have ideas for other PowerPoints that I haven’t designed yet, please let me know. I am continuously in the process of making new ones.
The more you buy, the more I will be motivated to design, so thanks for all your support!