Sunday, June 19, 2011

Math Work Stations Blog Party Chapter 5 Addition and Subtraction

Chapter 5!  Woo-Hoo!!!!

Debbie Diller says to provide your kindergarten students many opportunities to solve story problems.  

One of my students favorite math stations last year was Domino Math.  This station stayed constant from January to the end of the year.  It was fairly simple:  My students would select a domino and write the equation on this page.  I can differentiate this by sorting the dominoes I want my students to use.  Some students will use equations to 5, others may use equations to 10.  The same paper can be used for addition and subtraction.

click on image to download from Google Docs
I love the Math Story Cards Ms. Diller included on p 245- 247.  However, last year I used Kathy Richardson's Math Story Cards from this book.

This includes 10 different math story cards.  I copied them onto card stock, laminated them, and clipped them together with a book binder ring. (I wish I had a picture to show you).  I let my students decide which story card they wanted to use.  The AMAZING Fran at Kindergarten Crayons also created some WONDERFUL ones on her sight.  You can grab them here and here.

I also created  another FREEBIE
Click on the image to go to my TpT store to get your FREEBIE!
This FREEBIE has over 130 addition and subtraction cards (working with numbers to 10).  For younger students (kindergarten)  they will use manipulatives to solve the problem.  Older students (1st or 2nd grade) can use the cards to build math facts fluency and automaticity.

If you like what you see, you may want to "follow" me at my TpT store. That way you will be notified when I add other teaching resources.

Thank you Cheryl for hosting Chapter 5.  Hop over to her blog to see what the smart bloggers had to say about this chapter.


  1. Thanks for the great shares. I cant wait for my students to get their hands on these! Virginia

  2. LOVE the Freebie!!! Thanks so much!!! AND Domino adding and subtracting is so brilliant, yet so simple!! Why didn't I think of that!? Thanks for sharing!!!
    Little Warriors

  3. Can I just say...for the good of the order (my pastor says that a lot)...that you ROCK! Thanks!
    Ms. A

  4. Summertime Math Work Stations is adorable!! I love those kiddos!! :) Thank you!!!

  5. Thank you!! I love the dominoes. Like Katie said, what a simple idea but SO useful!! Thank you thank you thank you :-)


  6. Another fabulous post. Darling summertime station... thanks for the flashcards!
    Lory's Page

  7. I'm going to check out the book recommendation. Thanks!!

  8. PS... I've been meaning to tell you this for a while... I create a word from each comment code I type. I'm hooked. I'd been looking at them prior to your post but now I study them. LOL

  9. Thanks for the freebie! I have a beach themed classroom so it will be perfect year round!!!

  10. Thank You! Thank You! These are great! Where do you get your clipart - it is very cute!

  11. Never mind! I saw that you get your clipart from Scrappin' Doodles!

  12. Love the games! My daughter just finished Kindergarten so I will be testing the addition and subtraction out on her before I bring it to my classroom next year!
    Thanks so much!
    Mrs. Sether

  13. Not sure if I've told you how much you ROCK!!!! so I'll just tell you again...YOU ROCK!!! Thanks for sharing! :0)

  14. Thank you everyone for your kind words! You are the BEST followers!

  15. Thank you, Deedee, for creating and sharing your ideas!


  16. I have to tell you that you are one of the reasons that I started my own blog. Thank you for sharing so much with the blog world. I love your freebies and your products and I follow you on TpT too.

    Thank you so much!

  17. Deedee,
    I love your have so many cute and creative ideas!

    With math stations or various activities, how many sets of each game do you make? Or do you just have 1 set of each game?


  18. Hi Laura! Thank you for the compliment!

    I usually only make one copy of the game. Usually, I have just two students working at a station and they work together to complete the task/activity. This seems to work really well when I thoughtfully partner my kiddos.


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