Number Trains are a great way to bring together the use of purposeful practice, manipulatives, pictorial, and abstract thinking! Students will make use of counters (which you will need to provide), drawing out their equations, filling in a number bond, and creating a fact family. Students love this activity because of all the different things they get to do. It’s a great way for them to practice their doubles, doubles+1, and doubles-1. The best part is that once they understand how to use Number Trains, they can use it for any addition or subtraction fact family work.
by Mandy Nygren
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