The 21 reproducible worksheets in this product constitute Unit 8 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 10. 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.
On page 145, addition and subtraction questions are presented for the first time on the same page. They are presented on separate parts of the page, however, with the illustrated mat serving as a distinct separation marker. Page 146 also has both operations, again in separate areas, but with a less obvious line of separation. Pages 147 and 148 also show separate groupings of both operations. On page 149, the two operations are interspersed on the page, but the signs are highlighted in red to remind the children to read them carefully. The following page has mixed operations without the highlighted signs. Thus the children will gradually become accustomed the reading the signs carefully and switching from one operation to the other. The teaching of the addition and subtraction facts to 10 is embedded in the context of the nursery rhyme "The Old Woman in a Shoe.” Shoes feature prominently in the illustrations, perhaps acknowledging that mastering the addition and subtraction facts to 10 is a substantial feat.
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.