When I think about the games I already have in my classroom for addition and subraction workstations, I think about how I can differentiate them. Most of my addition and subtraction games involve dice. That makes it easy to differentiate based on the strategies I'd like different students to use. If I want them to work on the strategy of counting on, I give them 1 number dice and 1 dot dice. If I want them to work on using a number line, I give them the number line along with 2 dice. If I want them to work on using mental math, I just give them 2 number dice.
The thing I struggled with last year was getting my students to the point where math facts are automatic. So, I created the following game to help students develop automaticity in adding to 5, 10 and 20. My students can work together to solve the problem or can work separately as a race. I have also included a couple of ideas for differentiation. Enjoy!
Let me know if this looks like something you would use. Since it's summer, I haven't had the chance to try it out on my students yet.
Now, you should head on over to Primary Graffiti where Cheryl is hosting this chapter of Math Work Stations. There are lots of great goodies for you to pick up!
Be on the look out this summer for some new products in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. I plan on adding quite a few themed units with 8-10 math work stations related to the theme. I'm excited to get started and share them with you. Any suggestions for themes you'd be interested in?