Chapter 5: Addition and Subtraction Work Stations
At the conclusion of the chapter, Debbie Diller offered a section for reflections and dialogue to share interpretationswith faculty, staff, and colleagues. I used these questions to guide my discussion. The games provided havegraphics from Just So Scrappy or Thistle Girl Designs.
What are you teaching your students to do in addition and subtraction? Howdoes it match with the key math concepts in this chapter and your statestandards? What foundations are you providing for the next grade level?
Currently, I’m still working under Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
Mygrade level will transition 2013-2014. So for now, a significant standard for 2
grader in Floridais
MA.2.A.2.2- Add and subtract multi digit whole numbers through three digits with fluency byusing strategies, including invented and standard algorithms.We work on this standard for the majority of our school year. The kids begin with basic toolssuch as base ten blocks, tens frames, 100 charts, and number lines. As we develop numbersense and comparing different values, we begin to look deeper into strategies, both standardand invented, and how to apply them to a variety of different situations. I love working ondecomposing numbers.After analyzing FCAT, our county has addressed the need for additional help in second grade onplace value and applying
strategies to various problems. This week I’ve worked on re
vampingold work stations and created a few additional stations inspired by this magnificent chapter.Understanding multiplication and how it relates to addition was primary focus the final week of school. Seeing years of work come together and watch different groups inventing strategies andusing mental math to solve multiplication facts made me feel like a proud mama letting herchicks swim away. I would like to take a minute and recommend Anthony Glynn and his gameFishing for Multiplication. The depth in conversation I observed during this game wasincredible. You
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