Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Math Workstations- Chapter 5 with a FREEBIE

I don't know about you, but I am still just LOVING what I am reading in Debbie Diller's Math Workstations. This week the chapter was about Addition and Subtraction Workstations, and I've got so many ideas swarming through my mind again. I wrote them all down, but only had a chance to create one game so far. You can get the freebie at the end of this post.

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!

How Many to 10?

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?



Unknown said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Tessa said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

This was a concept my kiddos struggled with last year!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ms. Wilson said...

LOVE IT! For some reason I'm having trouble downloading it with doc stock..

Mrs. Patton said...

Ms. Wilson-

Email me and I'd be glad to send it to you!

Unknown said...

That you so much for posting this. I love it a simple concept yet very effective!

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Anonymous said...

I love this workstation. I teach 4th grade but could maybe adapt this for multiplication. Any suggestions?

Mrs. Patton said...

Maybe you could use the game board and have them drop 2 counters and multiply them. They could have a sand timer from a game and tally how many they get right in the 2-3 minutes it gives them.

Miss B said...

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