I recently had the opportunity to attend an AMAZING math conference with Greg Tang as the key note speaker. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see Greg Tang speak, stop what you’re doing right now and find his next conference in your area! Seriously! He is incredible. Anyway, one tool he talked about needing to use more in elementary classrooms to help students better understand the relationships between addition and subtraction is part-part-whole models. There are resources out there in worksheet form, but I wanted to make a more FUN and ENGAGING way for students to practice addition and subtraction with part-part-whole models. Since it is October, what better way to practice skills with a Halloween craft?!
This is a super simple craft your students can complete in no time! All you need to do is print the pages and you’re good to go! No prep necessary! By the end of your class each of your students will have their own unique spider to display for Halloween.
For this resource I’ve created NINE different part-part-whole models to meet the needs of each of your students! You can use a different assignment for each student to differentiate your instruction, or have students complete each assignment in sequence from easiest to most difficult to scaffold your instruction.
This file contains:
~part-part-whole addition making 10
~part-part-whole subtraction making 10
~part-part-whole addition & subtraction mixed practice making 10
~part-part-whole addition making 25
~part-part-whole subtraction making 25
~part-part-whole addition & subtraction mixed practice making 25
~part-part-whole addition making 50
~part-part-whole subtraction making 50
~part-part-whole addition & subtraction mixed practice making 50
I hope you and your students enjoy completing this craftivity!