So I have to admit that I was SUPER nervous about starting Two-Digit Addition with regrouping. We tackled regular two-digit addition before Spring Break and the kids had no problem.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!
We used a couple of activities from my Spring Packet for Math Work Stations.
I had started regrouping in small group, but I just imagined that my lower kids would struggle with it. You would think after six years, I would learn to stop doubting them :)
To start with on Monday, we spent a lot of time with tens and ones.
We played Race to 100 with tens and ones. We usually play the game with a Hundred's chart, but I wanted to reinforce the idea of exchanging ten ones for a ten. The smarties were making connections to pennies and dimes as well!
After the game we went on to some guided practice. We used this template (click to download) that I made really quickly to practice. There is also a exit slip on the first page of the document.
I printed a class set on colored paper and then put them in sheet protectors. We used Dry erase markers and socks for lots of practice!
Today- I felt much better about our regrouping abilities- so I let them go- just a little bit :). We used cards from my math game Tennis Top-it. Students used the template again for more independent practice!
I am putting this game on TPT for free until I go to bed tonight (and I am warning you I am super tired friends)- then I will charge just a very tiny fee for it after that! If you want to check out the whole set, it is available below.
I am very impressed with how we are tackling the hard task right now, but we will continue to drill this skill home through May 17th (I promise I am not counting).
Off to Church to be with my precious little four-year-old class!