Passport to Addition Strategies!
This activity is intended to be a review of 2nd grade addition strategies that students have already learned. I have used it as review before an assessment. If one strategy was a challenge for your class, you can sit at that station and use it as a teaching center. It is a fun way to include movement around the room, instant feedback, and of course, stickers!
1. Print ONE ‘passport’ per student. I print on colored cardstock to make it more official.
2. Print the table tents that list each stategy on cardstock, fold in half. Place strategy table tents at stations around the room so students know which strategy to use at which station.
3. Print addition problems on regular paper (or prepare your own). TIP: If the problems included in this freebie don’t match what your students need, put a whiteboard at each station with a problem on it that does match what your students need. Have students record answers on blank paper.
1. Students need a passport and a pencil. Students travel around the classroom to different stations, visiting different strategies.
2. After they correctly use a strategy, they get their passport stamped! You can use stickers, stamps, draw a star with a marker… whatever works for you!
Tips: You can avoid line ups of students waiting to have their work checked in a few ways. One idea: Plan this activity on a day that you will have adult volunteers. Another idea: Collect all passports and work stapled together at the end, correct, give stamps/stickers, then return. Another idea: Have students work in partners and be in charge of checking eachother’s work.