Teaching addition and subtraction to early elementary students


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  • Image taken from Google Images search – also found on http://www.coolmath4kids.com/addition/images/addition02-03.gifBackground image for all slides found at: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q9PMeRHWrbQ/UJ95qKdbFXI/AAAAAAAAKzw/_s8u9hD9GYA/s1600/pencil.png
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  • Because students learn differently than their peers, incorporating technology can be beneficial to students when it comes to mathematical concepts.Hands on activities, such as games, as well as various visual aids available online can give students a more clarified and better understanding of concepts being taught throughout elementary school. Different forms of technology (websites, games, etc) can aid in the learning of children, especially in terms of difficult topics such as math.This presentation will show you how teachers can integrate blogs, videos, YouTube clips, worksheets individually created by the teacher, and interactive websites into their classrooms to benefit students while not only teaching them academic skills, but also 21st century skills at the same time.
  • YouTube image: http://www.youtube.comSlideshare image: http://www.slideshare.com
  • Pinterest is a tool used by many teachers as a resource for lessons, games, and other various ideas when it comes to teaching topics. By doing a simple search for either pins or boards pertaining to the topic that is being taught, hundreds of links appear that can potentially be used in the classroom. Not only can lessons be found, but supplemental worksheets in addition to various ideas for games and visual aids can also be located and be beneficial in the classroom environment. http://www.pinterest.com/search/boards/?q=first%20grade%20addition%20and%20subtractionhttp://www.pinterest.com/search/boards/?q=first%20grade%20addition%20and%20subtraction
  • Image retrieved from http://ed101.bu.edu/StudentDoc/Archives/ED101sp08/mshea7/addition.jpg (Google Image Search)
  • Kids.gov is a government based website that contains many different categories that can help children of different age groups learn about educational topics. By clicking the math category, students or teachers are presented with different links including ones that have to do with addition and subtraction in the primary grades.
  • Although this corporation is based in the United Kingdom, it still features links to activities, news articles, and video clips that have to do with addition and subtraction. By exposing children to as many different activities and perspectives as possible, they can potentially achieve more in math and other subjects than if they are only exposed to a topic in one specific way.
  • The Federal Registry for Educational Excellence was designed to help teachers discover online resources pertaining to various academic subjects. It is separated by academic categories as well as multistate standards. Teachers can click whatever subject they need resources for, in this case math, and are then brought to a variety of links connected to that subject. There are various links on the website related to addition and subtraction for elementary school students.
  • This could be useful because Nicki Newton gives great advice for teaching kids about money. Many of her ideas could be integrated into a lesson. She had taught not only elementary school, but middle school and graduate school as well. She is a reliablesource because of her background in teaching. This site is useful for both parents and teachers. http://guidedmath.wordpress.com/
  • Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuX7nPBqDtsImage: http://playrific.com/images/media/khanacademy_addition_basic_youtube.pngThis is an instructional video by Khan Academy that features an introduction to basic addition. This can be helpful because it provides students a visual as well as step by step instruction on how to complete addition problems.
  • Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNqG4ChKShIImage: obtained from YouTube using the Mac Snipping ToolThis is an instructional video by Khan Academy that features an introduction to basic subtraction. This can be helpful because it provides students a visual as well as step by step instruction on how to complete addition problems.
  • Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feRV7t5djwYThis video is beneficial for students in Kindergarten and Grade One because it is a catchy song to help remind them of when it’s appropriate to use either addition or subtraction. I like the idea of the video for kindergarten especially because it can be used as a movement break, a time where children get the chance to be silly and get all their wiggles out so that they can focus more effectively on their schoolwork.
  • This is a virtual subtraction activity on Kidspiration. Students are required to drag a certain amount of apples to the basket and fill in the subtraction equation based on how many apples they removed and how many are remaining. This could be used aurings an introductory lesson to subtraction. A teacher can explain subtraction to students, and then have them come up to the Smartboard to complete the subtraction problems and determine the correct equation. This visual enhances student understanding of the topic because it connects to a real life example of when a child may need to use subtraction – while apple picking. Additionally, this activity could be easily differentiated if the teacher changes the number of apples on each tree depending on the various academic levels of her students.
  • Link to the Splash Math Website: https://www.splashmath.com/math-skills/first-grade (Can also be accessed by clicking the image on the slide)
  • Worksheet from http://www.math-salamanders.com/addition-and-subtraction-worksheets.html
  • This website has 13 different short stories with silly images used to help children learn addition and subtraction. Although the image on the slide shows an example of one of the subtraction stories, it also includes addition as well. I think that this is an effective teaching material because it makes learning math, something that so many students struggle with, a little bit more laid back and silly, so it could potentially help children become more comfortable with basic mathematical concepts.
  • http://www.worksheetworks.com/math/basic-operations/addition-search.htmlThis is a math problem search creator I found on the internet. It is found at http://www.worksheetworks.com/math/basic-operations/addition-search.html. The teacher is able to determine the parameters of the math problem search in order to differentiate among different leveled students in the classroom. Although it may be tricky for some students when they are first learning the concepts of addition and subtraction, it’s definitely a great activity to expand their thinking when it comes to addition and subtraction problems.
  • http://www.worksheetworks.com/math/basic-operations/addition-search.html
  • http://nlvm.usu.edu/The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a great Subject Specific Internet Based resource because it is separated into different grades as well as content areas. Therefore, as a teacher, you can always find appropriate activities for the students within your classroom. The website allows them to get interactive and incorporates the use of technology in the classroom when it comes to mathematics.
  • http://illuminations.nctm.org/Default.aspxThe blue Illuminations logo can be clicked to access the default page of Illuminations. By clicking the image showing examples of games, the viewer will be brought to the site that came up as a result of an addition and subtraction search for grades K-2.This is an incredibly useful source because it is not only interactive for students, but it also features lessons for teachers. By implementing both the lessons and interactive feature of Illuminations, students can potentially grasp a better understanding of many different mathematical concepts.
  • http://www.aplusmath.com/This website is a great resource for both teachers and students. Teachers can create worksheets related to addition and subtraction to do in class, assign for homework, or even have children solve online! It also features games, such as Hidden Picture, where students must correctly solve addition and/or subtraction problems in order to uncover a hidden image. Additionally, students can use this website to access virtual flashcards for addition and subtraction.
  • Teaching addition and subtraction to early elementary students

    1. 1. Basic Addition and Subtraction Grades K and 1 Presentation by Andrea Schlesinger
    2. 2. Credibility and Benefits of Web Resources • Using the internet can be extremely beneficial in the world of education. This presentation includes websites that are credible and pertain to various techniques in terms of addition and subtraction through the early elementary school years.
    3. 3. Rationale • Because students learn differently than their peers, incorporating technology can be beneficial to students when it comes to mathematical concepts – Hands on activities, games, visual aids, etc can help students and target individuals with different learning styles – Using technology helps students gain 21st century learning skills.
    4. 4. • Click the YouTube logo to listen to the statement of rationale! • Click the Slideshare logo to view this presentation on Slideshare!
    5. 5. Pinterest Search: First Grade Addition and Subtraction Boards (Web 2.0)
    6. 6. Internet Resources • The next three slides contain governmental agencies and one corporation containing information that teachers can use when teaching students about addition and subtraction.
    7. 7. Internet Resource 1 • http://Kids.gov – What is it? • Governmental website designed for children as a resource for many different academic topics – How can we use it? • The website includes various mathematical links pertaining to addition and subtraction and includes activities that students can do to broaden their understanding
    8. 8. Internet Resource 2 • http://BBC.co.uk/schools/ – What is it? • BBC stands for British Broadcasting Corporation. It is a public broadcasting corporation based in the UK. However, their website features a schools section that can be useful to teachers and students. – How can we use it? • The website features links to activities as well as video clips that can help students to understand addition and subtraction.
    9. 9. Internet Resource 3 • http://free.ed.gov – What is it? • Website created and maintained by the government as well as private and public organizations. It is designed to help teachers find digital teaching and learning resources. – How can we use it? • Teachers can access links to various math activities as well as different exercises and lessons when it comes to teaching addition and subtraction.
    10. 10. Blog Dr. Nicki Newton – current educational consultant – works with various schools and districts across the country – guided math blog – Contains many links to various mathematical concepts including addition and subtraction, as well as resources regarding the Common Core State Standards
    11. 11. Instructional Video: Addition • Click the image to view a Khan Academy video on how to do basic addition!
    12. 12. Instructional Video: Subtraction • This video, also from Khan Academy, introduces students to the concept of basic addition. Click the image to watch the video!
    13. 13. Instructional Video – FUN! • This is a fun little video featuring music made to help children understand when to add and when to subtract! Click the image to view the video!
    14. 14. Kidspiration
    15. 15. Teaching Material 1 • Splash Math is an app that can be accessed either via iPad or desktop/laptop computer • Used to teach math skills for children in grades 1-5, based on the Common Core Standards – Can answer up to 20 questions for free per day
    16. 16. Teaching Material 2 • This worksheet uses images of dominoes to help children grasp the concept of addition and subtraction. They count the dots on each side, write the numbers on the lines below, and find out how many dots there are in all! • Click on the worksheet for a link find more addition and subtraction worksheets!
    17. 17. Teaching Material 3 Click on the images to see more examples featured on the Storybird Website!
    18. 18. Teaching Material 4
    19. 19. Teaching Material 4 (cont.) • This is an example I created of a math problem search on Worksheet Works, which goes with the previous slide. • Click the picture to create your own!
    20. 20. Subject Specific Internet Based Resource • The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives is a great resource for teachers and students and features activities across various contents • For this unit, there are activities called Base Block Addition and Base Block Subtraction that are interactive and can benefit students!
    21. 21. Uses of the Internet • Illuminations is an interactive website that features fun math activities for students to do independently!
    22. 22. Uses of the Internet 2 • On APlusMath.com, teachers can create worksheets or present virtual flashcards to students to help them practice addition and subtraction problems. It also has links to math games and homework help websites. Click the image to check it out!