Sunday, October 27, 2013

Comparison Subtraction and a Candy Corn Overdose

If your fall has been anything like are running on overdrive teaching super crazy rigorous Common Core standards, while trying to fit in fun fall activities, while wearing a scarf and sipping on a pumpkin latte.

This time of the year always brings the dreaded COMPARISON SUBTRACTION train to our math unit. ugh. gross. It is honestly one of the most difficult concepts to get 6 year old students to grasp.  They can easily tell me who has more or who has less, but ask them how many more or how many less...blank stares, crickets, cute "I don't know" smiles. I can see their frustration...I can feel their frustration.  Its just one of those things. But giving up is not an option in first grade!!!! So, we bought stock in bags of candy corn @ Target, made an entire bundle of small group games, and practiced until our heads (and stomachs) hurt...and in some cases, we fell asleep.

If you are having the same fall dilemma with these tricky skills, hop on over to my TPT store, or click below, to purchase. 

This pack includes: 

-Candy Corn Comparison Subtraction word problems with work mat
-Bobbing for Apples Comparison Subtraction Match Up (students will play concentration to match comparison word problems with the corresponding subtraction equation)
-Candy Corn Grab Bag (Students draw candy corn numbers out of a bag and decide who has more and how many more)
-Caramel Apple Hunt Match and Record (Students match a comparison subtraction word problem with a subtraction equation and record on the recording sheet)
-Roll and Compare 
-Comparison Subtraction Homework Sheet

Enjoy your last week of October friends! 


Susie Shafer said...

OMG, I love the pic of your zonked out little friend! Comparison subtraction is exhausting, darn it!

Miss McDonald said...

Hi, fellow Maryland blogger! I found you through the "Fifth in the Middle" bloggers by state... Where do you teach??

Meredith Walsky said...

Hi Caitlin! I love reading your blog. I hope you are having a Happy New Year! I nominated you for an award on my blog...please come check it out!

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