## Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It is official!  My second and third graders need A LOT MORE HELP with all of the different addition and subtraction situations they are supposed to have mastered under the Common Core.  I wrote about using my fall themed task cards to work on these ideas herehere and here.   Despite the hard work these kids did with these fall themed task cards, they still need more practice.

These addition and subtraction situations that I am talking about come directly from Table 1 in the Common Core glossary.  If you haven't yet seen this check it out below!  First graders are also responsible for all these problem types, but with smaller numbers.  Check out these great penguin themed problems representing all 12 problem types for help meeting this standard with first graders!  Second and third graders are responsible for all of these using 2 and 3 digit numbers.  It is a big job and requires some practice, especially if your students are not used to so many different situations.
When most teachers write story problems for their students, they tend to only represent 2-3 of the problem types.  I think I was guilty of this several years ago so the kids I currently have in second and third grade probably didn't get the exposure to all the different types of problems they should have when they were younger.  Now I do a better job with younger kids and hope it will pay off down the road!

Anyways, here is what I have been working on for my current second and third graders to give them more practice with these ideas.

There is something about a seasonal theme that works with this bunch of kids so I am sticking with it.  I wrote 16 different task cards representing all 12 of the Common Core addition and subtraction equations.

Take a look!

Check out this post about how I use task cards in the classroom!

I also like to follow up task cards with some formative assessment so I created some follow up questions to see how kids are doing independently on these types of problems.

Of course I like my task cards ready to use so there are several options for record sheets and a full answer key.

Ready to try these with your students?  They are available at my TPT store!

1. I have encouraged my teachers to use them in Scoot games instead of doing a worksheet. I think that it gets the kids much more engaged when they get to get up and move around! dhawkins@jefcoed.com

1. Hi Mrs. Hawkins,.
I love doing scoot with task cards. It is definitely one of my favorite uses! It is amazing how moving around the room engages the kids. Check your email for your task card!!!

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3. I am a math coach for grades K-5 and have been bringing in activities to help get the teachers away from textbook and scripted exercises and lessons. The kids love task cards and don't seem to realize they are actually working! I love that some can do many cards and others just a couple…whatever works for each student's pace and level of understanding. Thank you for creating great activities:)

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