When I was in school, we started algebraic equations in 6th grade and were told how smart we were for completing junior high work. These days, first graders are expected to solve the same equations. How are teachers to prepare such young students to be successful? The key is teaching concrete methods and giving our children tools to solve multiple equations. This file folder activity trains preschoolers and kindergartners to solve basic addition using the strategy of making ten and counting on. The four activities get progressively harder culminating with first grade algebraic equations or missing number equations. Add this tool to your child's tool belt today!
This folder give students a framework by which to process information. Students place numbers in the blank and then use dry erase markers to draw the corresponding number of dots. After circling a group of ten, students count the left over dots to find the sum. The four games allow teachers to easily differentiate for students who may need more challenging work or extra practice. In addition to providing a processing framework, this activity also develops math fact fluency and makes a great center, resource to aid with math work or teaching tool for homeschooling parents.
This file is a PDF with five printable 8.5" x 11" pages including one cover page, one insert page, two number square cutout pages, and one assembly/objectives and activities page with common core standards.
For added durability, print the cut out page on cardstock.
Lamination required for continued use.
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