These learning engagements are intended to be used with math manipulatives and in a guided math group working with partners and a teacher. I recommend that the teacher use questioning to both guide and deepen understandings as students cooperatively explore the concept of equal groups. The multiple ways to help students work with and visualize equal groups can be done with cubes, blocks, arrays, and fraction materials.
Word Study - PWIM (Emily Calhoun)
As a homeroom teacher in an international school environment, I have found that integrating this model of teaching is highly effective for teaching beginning reading and writing as well as for inquiry-based word study. Not only that, it integrates visual scaffolding for language learners and allows students to have a visual dictionary for the words they are sorting. I have developed several tools for use with PWIM for my students in grade 2 who are all language learners. Once you have the words, type them up . Print them into cards and cut them. You need a set for every pair of students. I recommend that you investigate more into the process if you are not familiar with the model.
Use these posters for guided math groups to learn different strategies for addition. Then post as anchor charts, or use as a guide during centers
Using Ten Frames
Place Value Addition I
Making 10 to Add
Place Value Addition II
Base 10 Addition
Open Number Line
As an international educator, I have learned different strategies for mathematics instruction from my Australian and New Zealander colleagues. With partitioning, students learn to think flexibly about a number and visualize what numbers are inside of a given number before introducing the operations of addition and subtraction. This is a strategy used to lead to understandings about place value; it builds number flexibility to implement a variety of addition and subtraction strategies with facility. I have created activities for students to use when learning to partition from 10 - 20 in groups of 2, 3 and by ones & tens; number of the day; and sheets for numbers above 20. These can be done in pairs or individually.