Hands-On Addition & Subtraction w/RegroupingThis past week in math we finished up our unit on money. With only three days before Spring Break I really didn't want to start anything new with my kiddos. So, I whipped up a few resources for them to review their two-digit addition and subtraction, with and without regrouping (geesh, that's a mouthful).
I wanted them to review these important skills but thought it would also be good if I could incorporate some other review skills. So, I came up with three different activities:
- a two-digit addition sum sort (sums are sorted into the categories even and odd)
- a two-digit subtraction sort (differences are sorted into the categories regrouping and no regrouping)
- a two-digit addition and subtraction sort (answers were sorted into the categories of greater than and less than 50).
Let's be honest, when focusing on the written method things can become a bit boring, especially when you're 7! But, the kids LOVED this project. I wasn't quite sure how they would take to three days of it, but they honestly didn't care...they love to cut and glue and make a mess all over the floor. They are doing math, but they think they are doing a "project." Well, I guess in a way it is a project.
Not only did they love these activities, but they did awesome! Yes, I checked every single one. There were minor errors here and there, to be expected, but overall they were very successful. Yay!
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