Thursday, May 10, 2012

Math ~ Make and Take

So I have been asked by my district math person to help teach a math workshop to fellow kindergarten teachers in the county. I have an hour to show addition and subtraction strategies. My thinking is to try to get a book that links to either the addition or subtraction or both and do a mini lesson with it. Then split up into stations and go around and do some make and take activities that the teachers can physically take back to class with them to use in their classrooms.  A biggie I plan on incorporating is having I can sheets available to take with what they make. In my room I know I HAVE to start making some I CAN sheets, so the students will stop constantly asking me what they are suppose to do!

The county is trying to get the teachers who have not yet implemented math stations to come to this workshop. I plan on creating some sheets to go with the activities and I will be sharing them after the class. 

So if you had to attend a math workshop that was a make and take type format, what kind of addition and subtraction activities would you like to make so that you could take them back to your room to use! I would love to hear your thoughts. 

Update: Here is my 1st attempt at an I CAN Chart. Let me know what you think. This one is for a domino math station. I have two different addition activities: 1 vertical and 1 horizontal! 

I will be making these available in Google Docs as soon as I finish them,
and will do a freebie post when I do:)




You could do something with the 5 little monkey song.. maybe make a book and have a recording sheet they can take to copy when they finish the book.. I dunno. It's Friday and I'm brain-dead! Hope that helps :)


I like it! I agree with you about the I CAN cards for centers. I am adding this to my ever expanding summer project list. Thanks for a great idea!

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Looks great! My Pre-K students have just finished learning about composing & decomposing numbers. This is a great activity to practice with!

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