Here are the pictures from my class last year-- They are pretty self explanatory, but feel free to email me or post a comment if you have questions!
We try to add a definition and example for all of the math symbols in addition to our strategy "tools"!
Every strategy we learn we add into our "Toolbox" as a "tool". We want our First Graders to be comfortable with ALL of the strategies so that they can identify the BEST strategy when faced with a problem. Yes, there will be strategies that they prefer, but they still need to know how to use the BEST strategy for the problem. :)
A definition and an example :)
Focusing on teen numbers-- they are so tricky! We want them to really see the TEN and the ONES that make up each number.
Sometimes we use our journals for fact practice. I don't do them in my journal very often, but here is one time when they were working on fact families with teen numbers.
What better way to show numbers than on a hundred board? This is not only a great visual but it is so fun to watch the kids figure out the patterns!
The "Utah Core Standards" have First Graders mastering numbers to 120. So we expanded our journal pages to ensure that they have the same opportunity for introduction and mastery as with all of the other numbers. They are quick to see the patterns!
We used this little hundred board to solve some challenging problems. (Using the strategy "Count-On by Tens or Ones".
Two-digit Addition Strategies!
I hope these pictures have given you some ideas!
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Have a wonderful day!