Do you have students with different math skills in your class? I sure did. I needed a fast, low prep way to provide support and remediation for those students who hadn’t completely mastered basic skills but needed a little more practice. I also wanted them to have the same level of accountability as the other students. They needed to learn to do independent work as well. This program provides a consistent format for students to practice number identification 1-100, one to one correspondence, writing numeral practice and beginning addition skills. It also provides practice using the 100 chart to familiarize students with that tool.
The story behind the program:
This program came about as I had a new student come in the middle of the year that was mainstreamed during our math time from the life skills classroom. We were beginning double digit add and subtraction and this little guy was still struggling with identifying numbers. The program was a result of differentiating the curriculum for his specific needs. He needed counting practice and writing numeral practice as well as identifying numbers 1-100. I also wanted him to start doing basic addition so that we could fast track him to doing what the rest of the class was doing. I also needed to provide a consistent format so that he only had to focus on the skills not how the page was different each day. So, this is what I came up with. He did this as his independent work while the other students were doing their independent work. Because the format was familiar and looked similar to what the others were doing he excelled and by the end of the year was doing the same addition and subtraction facts as the other students in my class. Now I use it with all of my lower quadrant students to firm up their skills and that leads them to success and competency in their math skills.