Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Aar You Ready to Learn Addition with Regrouping?

So we've started to learn about 2-digit addition with regrouping.  Yippee!  The kids love this because it really feels like "big kid" math.  The multi-steps required to actually complete addition questions like this can be really tricky but I have figured out a way to teach it a little at a time.  I introduce one step at a time and then at the end of the week we have learned all the steps needed to regroup!  I get 100% success every year!

Last week we started with 2-digit addition without regrouping.  I want the kids to get into the habit of starting in the ones column so we always highlight that column.  I made this cute anchor chart to help the kids remember the steps and then we practiced a bit.

Today we started the beginnings of regrouping by practicing "finding another ten".  The kids need to understand that we are just "regrouping" the cubes.  

Slow and steady wins the race!

Stop in tomorrow and I'll show you the next steps:)

Bye for now,

1 comment:

  1. Love the step-by-step anchors! What great visuals for your kids!

    The Second Grade Superkids