Race to Nickel
You roll two dice and add the numbers together. Next you put that amount of pennies onto your game board. Every time you get five pennies you can trade for a nickel. The goal is to get 50 cents.
We are practicing adding pennies and nickels together.
We are working on solving story problems. Every student has a math folder filled with story problems.
We use counting boards to practice addition and subtraction. Using manipulative a helps us visualize the numbers. We are practicing the strategy called count on- we hold the bigger number in our heads and add on. For example if we are adding 4+5, you would hold 5 in your headband add on 4 more.
Build a tower
Roll two dice and build a tower with the addition combination. Place the tower on the total number and record your thinking.