This product is designed to help students develop strong number sense, explore number relationships and patterns, and practice using critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students will generate equations to match a target number, and match given equations to the correct target number. This packet focuses on addition and subtraction, but is quite rigorous and requires students to work flexibly with those operations. You can also easily adapt these activities to incorporate multiplication, division, and order of operations concepts.
Please make sure to download the preview file for a closer look at the contents of this pack!
•Today’s Target Number Poster
•Target Number Blank Recording Poster
•Target Number Example Poster
•8 Target Numbers With Leveled Equations
→Target Number Poster for Each Number
→Target Number Equation Mat for Each Number
→6 Leveled Equation Card Sheets for Each Number
→Blank Equation Cards
→Target Number Spinner
→Target Number Showdown Partner Game
These activities are super easy to implement, differentiate, and adapt AND will provide invaluable opportunities for your students to develop deeper understandings of fundamental math concepts.
I have marked this product for grades 2-4 based on the computational skills used in the included equations. However, I believe this resource would be a great addition to a wide range of grade levels as students at different levels will be able to apply different sets of skills to the activities. If you teach a different grade level and are interested in this product, I encourage you to check out the preview file and use your professional judgement in determining if this would be a good fit for your students and classroom.
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Materials are intended for personal use in one classroom only. For use in multiple classrooms, please purchase additional licenses.