Differentiated Lesson Ideas:
10 Frame Cards: Teachers could project these cards or print them and hold them as a representation of how a doubles fact would look and how the nearby doubles + 1 fact would look. This is a visual connection so students can see the structure of
the problem and use the ten frame tool to support their thinking.
Monster Fact Cards: The fact cards provide students with the opportunity to see two number tiles on one card. The students will write the equation that the two addends would create.
Monster Mystery Fact Cards: Students would solve the mystery by figuring out what the sum is that Monster is hiding. Then they would write the equation that they could use to help them solve that mystery.
Monster Unknown Number Sentence Cards: Students will use their understanding of Doubles and Doubles +1 to help solve the equation. The unknown number will be found in all spots of the equations that are given.
Monster Fact Ladders: Students will start with the given equation and use their logical reasoning to write another equation that makes a connection to the previous equation. Any new equation may work as long as the student can defend their
reasoning with evidence and justification.
Number Tiles: Place all the tiles on the table, face up. Spin the spinner. Students will use the tiles to create an expression that models what the spinner lands on. They may use mental math to solve the expression or use their fingers to model
how to work a doubles/doubles +1 problem.
I hope you enjoy using this monster math learning product with your students. Be sure to leave feedback to let me know how it went!