Sunday, February 17, 2013

Subtraction Regroup With Food

What kiddo doesn't like eating food and learning at the same time?  When I went shopping at Wal-Mart I found these adorable Penguin crackers.  I haven't figured out yet what to use them for.  Maybe for counting for Kindergarten or patterning.  Let me know in the comments what ideas you have!



I also have a fun idea to teach subtraction regrouping (could be used for addition as well) that I plan to use when I tutor tomorrow afternoon.  Use Cheerios for the ones and pretzels for the tens!

First the child makes the number. 






If they need to borrow like in this problem let them eat a pretzel and trade it in for 10 Cheerios.





Check the one's place to see how many to eat.  In this case it's 7 Cheerios.  Yum!





Now check the ten's lace to see how many pretzels to eat.  In this case it's 2 pretzels.  Then you come up with the difference!





What kiddo wouldn't like that fun Common Core activity?  I bet they would learn how to regroup with subtraction so much quicker this way because it's concrete!  Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.  The football cards will be available soon in my shop if you are interested!

Thanks for hoppin' by Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings.  Keep on smiling!




4 comments:

  1. Hello! I am your newest follower! I found you on First Grade and Fabulous' Fan Page today! I am looking forward to your future blog posts.

    Heather Salsman
    Teaching Through Turbulence

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    1. Thanks so much Heather! I followed you as well through her fan page! I tried to get through everyone! :-) You got a great blog yourself! :-)

      Brian

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  2. Great idea Brian. I might try this next year. This year I have too many food allergies to work around. I will stick with regrouping using money for now. Thanks for sharing.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom

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    1. Charlene,
      So sorry to hear about all the food allergies. :( I hope you get to try it next year.

      Brian

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