Math stations have been a fabulous way for students to develop understanding and skills we are working on using math vocabulary and mathematical thinking. Students are working together to practice and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice. This month we are learning how to add and subtract using the number line, practice addition and subtraction combinations, and understanding the parts of a clock. As a whole class we are working on learning math strategies to communicate math thinking using words, pictures, and numbers.
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This week's math stations included:
- Addition and subtraction double compare - flip over 2 cards at the same time, add them both together and whoever has the highest number gets the cards.
- Building number tiles- students have their own target number that they are working on to build addition fluency with different combinations
- Roll the dice and add them together with recording sheets
- Roll the dice and use tally marks to get to 100
- Make greater than, less than, equal to boards with popsicle sticks
- Five in a row boards up to 20- flip over three cards and add the sum of 2, put your chip on the number
- Count on- roll 2 dice together to add or subtract and get all numbers 1-10
- Tens frames compare with greater than, less than, equal to equations
- Using picture boards students grab two handfuls of beans and then add all the beans together and use the correct sign (greater than, less than, equal to)
- Number line hops - using story cards hop on the numberline and record your thinking. For example, start on 5 and hop backwards 3. The equation is 5-3=2