Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mighty Math Centers...Operations and Algebraic Thinking!

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Now on to the post...
I was busy all week creating Math Centers to enhance math strategies and skills.
For this reason I am naming them...
I intend to complete 4 packets.
This one is on Operations and Algebraic Thinking.
My goal was to create materials for students to manipulate as well as practice pages. So let's take a peek.
The packet starts with a list of all the standards for the teacher to keep track of.  I have an "official wording" and a "simply put" or I Can statements.
The activities cover each of the standards.  You might want to put an 
"I Can..." statement in the center as the kiddos are working.

I can solve addition and subtraction word problems to 20.
The apple center is for addition and the turtle is for subtraction.
I show you both so you can see I created them both in color and in black and white.

I can solve word problems by adding three numbers whose sum is equal or less than 20.

Each center also includes directions for you and the kiddos. 

The practice pages for these encourage the use of strategies.

I can count on to add and count back to subtract.
I absolutely love this game and it can be played individually or with a friend.
I also included practice pages for this skill and a record keeping sheet so you can assess student accuracy.

I can fluently add and subtract within 10.
For this I created flash cards that can be made for each student and stored in a baggie or just available in a center.  There are also two amazing "CHANTS" that encourage putting facts to memory.

The flash cards can also be used for sorting, playing memory, or a number of other suggestions listed in the packet.

I can figure out a missing number in an addition or subtraction equation.
For this I use base ten.  There are base ten frames from 1 to 10 in both color and black and white.

I feel confident that between the interactive games and the practice sheets your class will become Mighty Mathematicians!! 


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