This center will help introduce the concept of decomposing numbers in different ways. I print and laminate the number cards for each student in my group. I then place them on binder rings. As a group, we turn our cards to see how many hearts we will color on our record sheet. Then, we use the colored and white hearts to create an addition equation that equals 5.
I included some word problems that you can print on the back of the record sheet – the students read the word problem and color the hearts to match, then create the equation!
I have also used this center as independent practice when my students have already been introduced to the concept.
I hope your students enjoy this center as much as mine do!
Beverly and Andrea Walker