Are your students working on finding the sum of 3-addends this month? Here’s a great way to get your students up and moving during math time!
If you are a Common Core classroom, 3-addends is a first grade standard:
CCSS 1.0A.A.2: Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
However, my 2nd grade students still saw 3-addends in their daily work when using our curriculum materials. We focused on strategies for solving (look for tens partners, doubles, number neighbors, etc.). Most of my students were able to tackle these problems, but some still needed more practice so I put together these Turkey Trios.
There are three ways I have used this product in my own classroom in order to meet the needs of my students: whole group, small group, and independent work.
When the whole class needed practice, I printed the cards onto colored cardstock, cut them, and placed them around the classroom. Students carried their recording sheets on a clipboard and completed the task cards at their own pace. When students finished, I could quickly check their work using the answer key and send them back to make corrections, as needed.
When I only had a handful of students that needed practice, I could work with them at the back table. Instead of having the students walk around the room to work, I had the cards on a ring. We could tackle each card together and focus on which strategies to use. This was a perfect time to offer tools like number lines and 20-frames.
I have also used these cards for independent practice. When printing, I select to print 4 per page. This way the students have all of the cards and the recording sheet in one place while they work. I had students color in the turkey feathers used and then record the numbers on the recording sheet form.