Monday, June 20, 2011

Math Work Stations: Chapter 5: Addition and Subtraction MWS

Windows Live Writer is tripping right now...so I'm using Blogger to do my post...so if things look a little off, please forgive me. Crazy...Crazy technology. One day it's fine, then the next day.... BAM...not working.
Any-whoo.

Here are some activities you might find useful as you soak up Chapter 5

I LOVE…LOVE…LOVE teaching addition and subtraction! I can always find a game or activity to create using addition and subtraction.
Here is my version of Teen+ Battle and Ten Frames Top It. Teen+ Battle is found on page 114 in MWS.

Here are some more games involving addition. I’ll post subtraction games on Tuesday.

Back to School Battle
Make 5-6 sets of these number cards. Students turn over two cards at a time and add them up. Whoever has the highest amount takes all four cards. Or you could have them play for less.

Fishing For Five

Make 5-6 sets of these cards. Students lay them out in a four by four matrix, and put the rest of the cards in a facedown stack.
Students take turns turning over two cards trying to find two numbers that equal 5.

If they are successful they keep both cards and continue their turn. If they don’t turn over two cards that equal 5, play goes to the next person.

After each player’s turn…if they make five they add two more cards from the leftover facedown stack to the matrix.

I made sets of these for Sevens and Tens also. It’s a great way to develop automaticity with these facts. Click on each picture to download your sets.

Note: In Fishing for Seven and Ten, if the student draws a wild card they can make that card into the amount they need to make seven or ten. Example: If they turn over 3 and a Wild Card that card can become a 4.

Math Talk: “I turned over 3 and a wild card. I need four, my wild card will be 4 because 3 and 4 is 7.”

Fishing for Seven

Fishing for Ten

Clip art purchased at Scrappindoodles.com

1. Hello, I love your creative ideas. Thank you for the "gifts". Although I'm not (an official) blogger as of yet, I plan to in August...so I just wanted to convey Kudos for all that you do and for still having such a passion for teaching.You inspire me as well.

2. As always, you have a wonderful post. I loved reading about this game and look forward to playing with my students. Thanks!!

3. You're amazing!
Thanks for sharing!

4. Fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing your hard work!
Kimberly

6. WOW.........fabulous ideas! Thanks so much for sharing.

7. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work! My children will love learning while playing your games.

8. These games are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. You are such an inspiration to get my math stations up and running!

9. Thank you so much - these are amazing! :)

10. I love these games! Thanks for sharing!

11. Thanks for sharing your games. I look forward to using them. I appreciate your generosity! :)

12. I just can't wait to check your blog each day to see what fabulous game or activity you create. Thank you SO much for sharing!

13. Thank you for being so very generous!!

~Laura

14. Thank you! I plan to use the hiding assessment (Kathy Richardson) with my kids at the beginning of the year. After I know the "number" they need to work on, they will build that number different ways and play games. Your fishing games will be perfect to use with 5, 7, and 10.

I love the ten frames game, too!

15. So cute... thanks so much!
Lory
Lory's Page

16. These games are SUPER cute! Thanks for sharing!

17. Thank you so much for sharing your super cute creations. My daughter has been helping me cut the pieces to laminate and said they are adorable - my 14 year old does not often use the word adorable too often..LOL.

Question - How are you storing the games?

18. Hey!
I'm storing my games in a mixture of brown mailing envelopes that I've laminated and placed the game cover on the front of, or ziploc bags. I'll store them all in my games storage tubs. I posted the labels for these on MWS chapter 1-2's post.
Tell your daughter I said thanks a million!

19. Thanks ladies for all the wonderful words! As long as you can find some use for my materials...I'll keep putting them out there!
Ms.A

20. Love this! I am a new follower of your blog and would love for you to follow me at mysecondgradejournal.blogspot.com

Thanks I can't wait for next year!

21. I bought ink yesterday, but I think I had better go and get more!

Loving this summer of reading and make and a take - thank you for creativity and willingness to share.

22. Oh Girl! My Google Docs is SMOKIN'!!!! These are wonderful! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

23. I so appreciate your willingness to share with those of us in the teaching profession that are creativity-challenged!!! Your blog is wonderful and I look forward to getting up every morning and seeing if you have posted anything new. Keep up the good work! :)

24. You are AMAZING!!! I love your blog and all of your creative ideas. Thank you for sharing!!!!
Cecelia

25. When I try to download these adorable games, I'm getting the message "We are unable to retrieve this document". Sounds like others haven't had this problem. What am I doing wrong?

26. Megan...try closing the page and clicking on the picture again...I had this problem today with documents I know I've shared. After I closed the page and tried again...it worked. If that doesn't work e-mail me and I'll send the games to you.

27. It worked! Thanks so much, these are great.

28. Thank you so much for sharing SO MUCH!

29. Thank you soooo much for your generosity in sharing your wonderful creations!

30. Thankyou for your excellent freebies. I really appreciate your work and generosity.

Kind words are appreciated here.