The 25 reproducible worksheets in this product constitute Unit 7 in the MathQuest 1 workbook. This unit focuses on manipulating concrete materials and using pictorial representations to help students learn the addition and subtraction facts to 8. Students complete addition and subtraction sentences corresponding to pictured unions and differences of sets. Conversely, they model a given addition or subtraction sentence by drawing an illustration.
The sections on reviewing sums and differences to 5 (pages 109–112) provide 3 different ways for children to use counters during the operations. For some questions, the counters are illustrated; for others, space is provided for showing or drawing counters. For the rest of the questions, a mat is provided for those children who wish to use their own counters. The teaching of the addition and subtraction facts to 8 is embedded in the context of the nursery rhyme "Pease Porridge.” Bowls, dishes, cutlery, and serve as convenient models for representing the number facts to 8, while announcing the existence of the number 9.
MathQuest is a preeminent mathematics program of Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc. covering the Common Core State Standards content at the grade 1 and 2 levels. MathQuest 1 is a 312-page workbook divided into 17 units by topic. MathQuest 2 is a 320-page workbook divided into 16 units by topic. These workbooks integrate the teaching of mathematics with familiar poems and stories of language arts. Just download this file and print out as many copies as you need for your class.