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One Stop Shop for Teaching Addition Multiple Ways!

Calling all primary teachers! Do you teach addition (double and triple digit) to your students? Of course you do! Well I’m (hopefully) making it super easy for you. I have created multiple resources (SOME FREE), to help teach/practice/master addition for ALL your students.

That’s right…even your struggling math students will be able to understand and master addition using these methods. Forget the traditional way (well maybe don’t completely forget), but give students the opportunity to fully understand the concept of addition with and without regrouping using these methods and resources:

  1. The Base Ten Method- This method is my favorite to use for math intervention. In fact, I start by teaching this method first because it really helps with conceptual understanding.

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Base Ten Resources:

Base Ten Addition Pack!

2. Partial Sum Method- This is my personal FAVORITE of the methods. It blows my mind for some reason! YES, YES, YES to whoever realized and created this way to add! I have resources for both double and triple digit addition for this method and a FREEBIE.

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Partial Sum Resources:

Partial Sum Freebie

Partial Sum Triple Digit Addition Pack

Partial Sum Double Digit Addition Pack

Partial sum Double Digit Holiday Pack

(Can you tell this is my FAV??)

3. Decomposition Method- This method takes a little longer to master, but is really important to help students understand decomposing numbers. It helps with so much more in addition to addition!

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Decomposition Resources:

Decomposition Addition Pack

Resources that include ALL 3 Methods:

January Multiple Methods

February Multiple Methods

As I continue to create more resources for addition, I will update this page ūüôā

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO,

Mrs. B

common core · Data and assessment · ELA · literacy centers · Uncategorized · writing

Opinion Writing Pack and a FREEBIE!

Calling all 2nd and 3rd grade teachers! Do you need an easy opinion writing unit that doesn’t take YEARS to prep, is common core aligned, engaging, and student centered? Well look no further!

OPINION WRITING PACK GRADES 2-3

 

From ready to print anchor charts, to sorts, games, graphic organizers, writing prompts, assessments, checklists, etc. this pack has pretty much EVERYTHING you need to start a successful writing unit. One of the reasons I love this unit so much is because of the resources to help scaffold and differentiate instruction when needed. If you teach ELL students, this resource is especially helpful! The graphic organizers, charts, sentence stems, etc. really help every student succeed! I even included a breakdown of how to use all the resources to implement a 4o day opinion writing unit!

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A few years back when teaching 2nd grade, I was trying so hard to teach opinion writing with the common core standards without having all the resources I really needed. I¬†felt that my teaching was all over the place. I would use free revised Lucy Calkin’s lessons that I found online, various common core aligned lessons/activities/printables I found, and random books I had in my classroom library to help. While I was happy with how my students’ writing was improving and progressing, I felt lost, stressed, and ALWAYS thinking about WHAT I was going to teach next. I never really had a full plan with where I was going. That’s¬†when this pack was created. It made my life so much easier, my students writing so much better, and it was actually a very fun unit to do! Other teachers have tried it and so far I’ve heard only positive results! I hope your classroom has the same success and fun as well!

PREVIEW THE ENTIRE PRODUCT HERE!

Get one of the opinion writing graphic organizers for free  HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Mrs. B

back to school · classroom management · common core · Data and assessment · homework ideas · math · math center ideas · math intervention · math multiple methods · Uncategorized

January Edition: Multiple Methods to Teach Double Digit Addition

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing, and fun holiday and New Year! While I spent the majority of my time spending quality time with my family, I did manage to sneak in some time for creating more products for all you!

I’ve been so pleased at how many of you like and have implemented the use of multiple methods for teaching addition into your classroom! So, I’m trying to create more products for you all to use! Here’s a “January” (or any winter month for that matter!) pack for double digit addition. These charts are perfect to help introduce or practice each method, handouts for parents, or reference pages for your students. The practice pages are perfect for math centers, independent work, morning work, homework, sub plans, etc. And an assessment is always helpful as well!

 

This product includes two charts for each of the three methods (one chart for regrouping and one without regrouping), 2 practice pages for each method with answer keys, and an assessment. You can preview the entire product HERE! Enjoy!

-Mrs. B

 

common core · homework ideas · math · math center ideas · math intervention · math multiple methods · Uncategorized

Holiday Partial Sum Addition!

Recently, I posted about the partial sum method and why I love it for helping teach double digit addition. Because it’s important to continue to teach high quality content during the holiday season, I created this little pack to give students some extra practice with the partial sum method while also making it feel a “little” festive!

 

This would be perfect to send home during the winter break for homework and/or to use anytime in December (or January) in your classroom!

Enjoy!

-Mrs. B!

Data and assessment · math · math intervention · Uncategorized

Helping Students with Math Fact Fluency!

Learning math addition and subtraction basic facts in the primary grades is essential to be successful in math in the upper elementary grades. When I taught fourth grade, there were still always a few students that had a hard time with these basic facts. It was heartbreaking to see them struggling with fourth grade concepts just because they didn’t have these facts memorized.

So when I taught second grade, I wanted to make sure that students were given plenty of opportunities to REALLY know these facts like the back of their hand! I found that this Math Fact Fluency Program was the perfect way to give students a fun and motivating way to learn these facts but not take too much time out of every day. It works great for any classroom because it is differentiated for every student. Every student works at their own pace to master the addition and subtraction basic facts 0-12.

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The program comes with 26 leveled tests for addition and subtraction, flashcards that match each test, a whole class progress chart for monitoring, and an individual student progress chart that each student fills out as they pass each level.

This program takes 5-10 minutes out of your day and REALLY helps!

Take a look at the whole thing HERE!

Hope you enjoy it!

-Mrs. B