So you're ready to implement mental math addition and subtraction strategies this year, but aren't sure where to start! It can be overwhelming - counting on, doubles, left-to-right addition, compensation, breaking apart numbers, and so much more - how can you teach these mental math concepts strategically so that more of your students can develop addition and subtraction fact fluency?
These extensive units for Mental Math Strategies dive into all the major addition and subtraction strategies for true fact fluency. The goal is not to memorize the facts but to develop the flexibility that will allow students to solve problems effectively and efficiently while developing fact fluency.
In this bundle, you'll receive 20 Mental Math Strategies resources!
Your students work toward flexible thinking and fact fluency while learning the following addition strategies:
- Counting On
- Near Doubles (Doubles Plus One, Doubles Plus Two)
- Make a Ten
- Making Multiples of Ten
- Left to Right Addition
- Break Apart
and the following subtraction strategies:
- Counting Up and Counting Back
- Using Addition to Subtract
- Using Doubles and Near Doubles
- Get to Ten and Subtract the Rest
- Break Apart for Subtraction
Each unit contains a wealth of material to teach the specific mental math strategy so your students can build their understanding in many different ways. This includes:
- strategy reference poster
- math talks
- activity sheets
- workstation activities
BONUS!! I'm also including 7 sets of Math Mats as a bonus to this bundle! These addition and subtraction math mats will help students SEE the strategies as they work with them. If you love using the CRA Model to teach math in your classroom, you'll love these math strategy mats.
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"This is all I've ever wanted for mental math. It's got virtually every strategy from basic to more tricky and well thought out lessons, activities and centres. This is by far the best product I've found in 15 years of teaching for teaching students mental math. All in one place, it's everything you need!" Zack A.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"This is a gem. Previous feedback is accurate. Extremely teachable resource; well thought out and sequenced, provides multiple ways to learn the concept. This is everything you will need to teach addition and subtraction strategies. I like the files that have differentiated worksheets. I will definitely be using them; as some students in my Gr. 2 room are ready to work on number concepts to 100, while others are struggling with 1-10. Take those "Math Strategies Posters" out of your shopping cart and check out with this, and only this, instead. It's perfect. Stream-lined. accurate." My Dear It's Elementary
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I always get nervous when I spend a lot of money on TpT for something...man, this was TOTALLY worth it. My kids this year really KNOW their facts and I feel like I've accomplished basic facts for the first time in my 11 years of teaching. This is an awesome resource!! I am a dedicated follower! :) LOVE your stuff!" Room Six ROCKS
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Another awesome resource from Shelley Gray!!! I have been using these strategies along with your Grade 2 Math Conversations to review Math concepts with my child, and he is just flourishing this summer. Thank you so much for this!" Joan T.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Incredible resource!! I was a bit weary of the price, but it truly is worth every penny. This has helped to increase my students' facts more than ever. With a big variety of both regrouping and non-regrouping practice sheets, it made it very easy to scaffold my teaching and lessons to work through these strategies. I liked the variety of worksheets as well. Instead of just simply having them answer questions you have broken these skills down into fun, engaging, and helpful practice. I can't recommend this product enough!" Sarah R.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Students enjoyed the variety of creative activities and all benefited from the review of mental math strategies. I've looked for something like this for a long time! This resource made addition/subtraction strategies easy to teach. Well worth it." Coffee Girl