Tuesday, July 17, 2012

[SCOOT!] Adding ON

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!


  1. Super idea! Love it. I'm thinking now why didn't I think of that. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Go Team Kenton!

  2. Thanks for the wonderful idea!! Kenton & your family are in my prayers!!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Glad to see you're calm enough to create! -- Good luck with the tests on Thurs. You ALL remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Welcome back! This is awesome!I can't wait to play it with my kiddos. Go Team Reynolds!!!!!

  5. Great stuff, as always!
    Still, don't forget to take a rest!!!

    Thinking of you all!


  6. Thank you so much for sharing this game. =)


    Heather's Heart

  7. Love the graphics and the concrete skill formation in this game.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Swamp Frog First Graders

  8. I've been thinking about you and keeping you all in my prayers.

    Thank you for sharing the game.

  9. Oh, so great to have you back! I'm sure it is so hard but getting your mind in the school mode. I go back the 10th already, but I am so not ready. I've been thinking about you lots & praying for you all. Thanks for this great idea! Jackie

  10. It amazes me these things just "pop" into your head. Thank you!

  11. The link isn't working for me. Is there any chance you can look into this for me? It looks like a fun game for my firsties!

    1. If you'll email me or leave your email here, I'll send it to you. :)

  12. I'm a math interventionist and I would like to try this. Would you mind sharing?



  13. The link will not work. Is there anyway that you could email me this activity? My students love Scoot activities! Thank you!

  14. I would like a copy of this as well if possible please email it to me.

  15. The link isn't working for me. Is there any chance you can look into this for me? Would you mind sharing? Thank you very much.


  16. Do you still have this available to email? I'd love it!

  17. Do you still have this available to email? I'd love it!