In “What’s My Strategy?” the racers have a large fact family triangle where they must decide which addition fact they want to solve and then choose a fact strategy they want to use to solve the problem. This activity is structured for math stations and will last throughout the year. It comes with a “Qualifying Lap” pretest, Essential Question Poster, “I Can Poster,” and 3 differentiated versions of the same fact triangle (all 3 numbers on a triangle, missing sums, and missing addends). It has a printable where they will circle the picture that matches their chosen strategy, write a number sentence with their chosen fact, and show work of using the strategy to solve the addition fact. There is also a printable that only focuses on one strategy at a time. This is great to use when teaching addition strategies for the first time with the fact families. The fact triangles go in the same order as Otter Creek’s Mastering Addition Facts Program.
“What’s My Strategy?” is the third component of my fact strategies racing series. The “ADDITION FACT STRATEGIES RACING TEAM” is created based on the Common Core and
uses best practices and proven research from Everyday Math, Singapore Math, Otter Creek Mastering Addition Facts, Greg Tang, and more. It incorporates
using different manipulatives that include ten frames, number lines,
dominoes, fact families and especially mental math.
Here are links to the first and second components of the racing series.