I have created this festive activity for my kiddos to practice addition during the festive month of March! This activity is focused on using the "Adding Parts" strategy, NOT the algorithm! One of the strategies I introduce to my second graders, is using thinking in terms of tens/ones, and then breaking down larger numbers and adding smaller parts (adding the hundreds, adding the tens, and then adding the ones, etc) to help solve 3 digit addition number sentences. I have provided a ton of space to be able to work this strategy out. This approach introduces what will be the algorithm in the future, but ensures that your students will grasp exactly what it means to "carry over". They must understand the connection and relationship between the numbers they are working with! In addition, I have created 2 separate worksheets, intended to be copied front/back, or if it is too many problems (because they do take some time to solve), you can simply copy the front only.
Pages 1 and 2, focus on 3 digit addition, using numbers in the 100's and adding amounts below a 100's.
Pages 3 and 4, focus on 3 digit addition, using larger numbers up to the 300's, adding amounts from numbers in the 10's to numbers up to the 300's.
Hopefully this makes perfect sense, and your kiddos will have great success! It is an enriching and challenging! I have differentiated to help you utilize how you see fit with your students!
Please enjoy some of my other Math Fun activities
Here are some other festive literacy centers:
Hot Cocoa Contractions
Hot Cocoa Nouns – Verbs –Adjectives Sort
Christmas ABC Order Practice
Christmas Elf Syllable Sort Practice
Reindeer Noun Sort Practice
Minty Synonym Match
Polar Bear Snowball Scramble
Santa’s Compound Words
Winter Wonderland Making Words
Christmas Making Words
Christmas Candy Cane Spins: Short – Long Vowels
St Patrick's Day festive fun!!!
TROLL themed activities and centers!!