A hands-on activity to use with your students when learning to solve addition and subtraction problems up to 10.
Use this resource in your classroom when learning to solve addition and subtraction word problems using concrete objects.
Give the student a simple word problem that involves apples on an apple tree. Students will use the apple cutouts to solve the problem. Then they will use number cards to create the matching number sentence underneath.
For a great extension activity, why not have your students generate a problem situation to match their number sentence.
This resource is great to use with your guided math groups.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol...
Understand subtraction as an unknown-addend problem. For example, subtract 10 - 8 by finding the number that makes 10 when added to 8.
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
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