Teaching number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, addition vs. subtraction, and regrouping within addition to my Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students has always been a challenge. Therefore, I decided to create hands-on whole class games and activities that my students would enjoy while teaching these lessons.
This addition activity packet includes instructions for four unique whole class activities, along with all the templates you will need to conduct the 30 minute sessions. Then after each activity I have included three practice worksheets that can be used for additional practice or as an assessment.
The first activity is called "Number Line Slide". During this lesson you will have your students work in teams of two. Each team will utilize tokens, a ruler, dry erase marker and the number line slide board (template is included) to understand the various number sets and/or fact families that can be created from the numbers rolled on the class dice.
The second activity is called "It's Not Just Magic". During this lesson your students will be working in teams of two. Each team will be using moveable numbers, tokens or other small objects, the magic hats board #1 (template included), number cards and number charts (templates included) to learn about the relationship between numerals and the number of objects that numeral represents. One team member will be the magician and one the mathematician. As the number cards are drawn, they will each have a task of representing the numbers within their magic hat boards.
The third activity is called "Add-Flip-Subtract". This class activity teaches your students that addition and subtraction are reverse operations. Your students will be working in teams of two. Each team will be using moveable numbers, tokens or pennies, the magic hats board #2 (template included), one addition/subtraction sign card (template included) and a magic wand (can use a pencil or ruler). One student will be in charge of working with the tokens and the other will be manipulating the moveable numbers. The magic wands will represent the equals sign and the addition/subtraction cards will dictate version of the game you will be emphasizing that day. This activity is a favorite among my students.
The last activity in this addition packet is called "Movin' On Up". This lesson incorporates moveable numbers, the Multiple Digit Addition board (template included), a black and a green dry erase marker and music. Your students will work in teams of two to understand the process of regrouping in addition. The teacher will call out two different, two digit numbers that when added together require regrouping or carrying. One student will be writing the number onto the game board with the colored markers, while the other student is manipulating the moveable numbers. Students should always write the numbers in the ones column with the green marker to help them to remember that the green "go" is the first column they add. As they add the ones column the student with the moveable numbers will place the numbers into the board where they belong, being sure to place the number that is being carried in the right spot. This activity is a great way to teach this difficult concept easily and the students are very proud of what they can accomplish by the end of the lesson.
This 51 page addition activity packet includes complete instructions, all board game templates, number cards, addition/subtraction cards and practice worksheets after each activity.
Please click on the preview above to take a look at a few pages from each of the activities.
Just Hands On: Addition
by Kathryn Robinson
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