Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Finally- It All Adds Up!


My teaching partner loves using number lines when we are working on addition and subtraction. So I came up with this idea but I forgot about it with all the end of the tear craziness. Once I pack things away I am on to the next idea. However, this really was a great scaffold for our kids who did not really understand this concept and the color coding with unifix cubes was very effective. You can run these off and even color code the backpacks (just the flap would be enough) for those little ones who need more practice. To build their language you could use real objects that might go in a backpack (crayons, little pencils, mini erasers,etc.)
                                           
What do you think of this?

20 comments:

Dian said...

I like having the number near sets being added together. Good idea. Do you have an empty mat posted somewhere?
You have great ideas!
Dian

welcome to our wonderland said...

love this! my 5 year old who is starting kindergarten would love it. she can do most addition and loves using manipulatives.

Ms. Naparalla said...

Love this idea...it will be fabulous for my special needs students.

kathy said...

This is a great idea! It is perfect for my special ed students.

chloesmom said...

Another great idea! I think it's a great tip to color code for those needing an extra bit of help......

T

Kelli said...

Love these. Is there a place that we can download them?

Ms. Osterman said...

The combination of physical and visual would be great for ELLs and special needs... or just kids who need more support! Great idea!

Karen said...

I think that this might be my MOST favorite mat!! I use lots of number lines and 10 frames in my classroom. I love how they help kids stay organized. Thank you for sharing all these amazing resources!!

Lindsey W said...

Great idea! is this available to download from google docs?
Lindsey
http://www.whytewater.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Mugurussa said...

Fran- thanks for another great resource
Tiffani
Time 4 Kindergarten

Fran Kramer said...

I have the download available now. If you are making use of the downloads I would love you to follow me and vote for this blog on July first.

tmarie said...

Fran - it says I don't have permission to view. It was the same with Pete the Cat. Do you know what I might be doing wrong?
BTW - thanks for sharing so much!
Tessa
tschep@live.com

Kari said...

I love all of you math mats Fran!! I love that this one has the number line on it. Thank you so much for everything you have shared during this Math Work Stations blog adventure. I have learned so much!

Fran Kramer said...

Tessa,
I have granted permission for everyone so I have no idea what the problem is. Can anyone offer a suggestion?
Fran

Karen LeBlanc said...

My students use number lines for both addition and subtraction. I love the idea of including it on the mat. Thanks :)

Mrs. Krouskop-Smith said...

This will be very useful. Thank you for sharing it!

Kool Kinders

Meredith said...

This is great! I especially love the number line at the top. Thank you!!

Meredith
Keen on Kindergarten

krazykindergarten said...

LOVE this! It is so versatile too!!! Thanks for sharing it!!

Unknown said...

This is a cute idea and love it! Thank you for continuing to share your talents!

susan said...

thank you so much for sharing your wonderful materials.