What happens when a student runs out of fingers when adding? Frustration and inaccuracy!
I developed the Tic-Tac-Toe number line to help a 5-year old master complicated regrouping without frustration. The Tic-Tac-Toe format resembles a calculator keyboard. Therefore, it preteaches and connects computation with the technology. This PowerPoint has 14 tutorial slides including a child-narrated instructional video. Plus, you will find 5 practice slides. You can easily duplicate and edit those slides. If you have timed tests, ask students to draw the Tic-Tac-Toe number line in the right top margin of the paper before you begin. Experiment with student time and accuracy using this method and the traditional mental technique. I think you'll be surprised at this confidence builder!
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