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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fun and Engaging Math Fact Fluency

I struggle with fitting in math fact fluency for addition and subtraction during our school day.  Since I am trying to move away from too many worksheets and only use those that I find will be valuable practice for the students, I was trying to figure out how to fit in time for fluency. Don't get me wrong, I still use and love worksheets, but I really want to move toward content rich, fun, and engaging activities.

So I starting brainstorming different ideas and came across fluency strips. I decided to make some fluency strips for math facts because I thought this may be an answer to my dilemma.

I will be cutting these out, laminating them, hole punching them, and then putting them on a binder clip for students to use with white board markers.  I'm hoping my students will love them!  I made several versions so I can start them at the beginning of the school year.

So, I have a home laminator on order from Amazon and it is happily making its way to me. I cannot wait to give these a try with my students!

Hopefully I'll be able to update this post to say my students loved these.

If you're interested in trying them out yourself, click the pictures below for my addition, subtraction, ten frames, place value (tens and ones), and number bond fluency strips.

Math Fact Fluency Place Value Tens Ones

Subtraction Fact Fluency Strips

Math Fact Fluency Ten Frames

Math Fact Fluency Addition

Math Fact Fluency Number Bonds

Monday, February 13, 2017

Valentine's Day!



I do not create holiday themed worksheets as often as I would like, but I am trying to get in the habit of making them more often.  For Valentine's Day, I decided to create a heart-themed math packet for my first graders to use.  There are six different worksheets for students to practice addition, subtraction, place value with tens and ones, using number bonds, and ten frames.  

What I love most about this packet is the heart shaped number bonds! Students will use this worksheet with dice.  They roll the dice, fill out the two "parts" on the number bond and then add them together.  

This is a great activity to use for students of all addition abilities.  I have traditional dice and dice with two-digit numbers so I can differentiate this activity for all learners.  If you're interested in picking this freebie up for your Valentine's Day you may click on the picture to grab it in my shop on TPT or click here.