What are some ways of practicing with addition and subtraction that you use in your classroom? Using hands-on manipulatives are the most concrete way of showing addition and understanding that combinations of numbers equal a new total. (Disclosure: Some of links below are affiliate links, which means that at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.) Manipulatives that my students always enjoy counting with include mini erasers, beans, counters, compare bears and candy corn or popcorn (I give each student their individual bag of the latter and they are allowed to eat at the end!) I love open-ended opportunities…
Have you played Scoot! with your students? I was introduced to this game a couple of years ago when I was subbing for a second grade teacher, and fell in love with it! Learn more in this blog post - with a free Scoot game for you to try!