One of the most difficult challenges for my littles when adding is grasping the concept of adding ON instead of counting EVERYTHING.
And. . .counting ON is in the common core, so it's not just a strategy to ignore or kind of teach.
It's something that needs to become second nature.
NOT just because it's common core, but because it's soooooo much faster/easier in the long run!
CCSS 1.OA.5 ~ Relate counting to addition. . .(e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
This afternoon while Kenton was resting and McKayslin was playing with a friend, I closed my eyes for a short rest and this game popped into my head.
Needless to say, I didn't rest. ;)
Introducing SCOOT! the add ON version.
If you haven't played SCOOT before, you really should.
It's a great way to practice and/or assess.
My goal with this version is for my littles to "see" the equation (ie: 5+3) but "say" 5. . .6,7,8!
And then record the sum for the equation.
(Please note that the recording sheet is set at 2 to a page to save paper).
We'll do some of these each day all together in class. Probably starting on day 5 of school and doing the 5s that day, the 6s on day 6, the 7s on day 7, etc.
After day 9, I'll put the cards away until we get armpit deep into our addition instruction and then I'll pull them out again and use them for a variety of activities BEFORE using this as a SCOOT game. . .mostly because teaching SCOOT itself is a little bit tricky, and I'm not sure I'm up to that in August.
Anyway. . .the image is linked.
If you can use this activity, please download it, pin it, tell your friends about it, you know how this all works.
Hope to see you soon with another fun activity.
Thank you for your continued prayers for Kenton and our family.
Making this journey without the support we have would be impossible.
Have a great day!