I have a student in my class who had a goal of adding two digit numbers without regrouping. He has mastered that goal (YEAH!) and I felt he was ready to move onto regrouping. But, when we tried, he had a lot of difficulty understanding the concept, even when I pulled out the base ten blocks. I was talking to one of the push-in teachers about possibly using a place value chart with him, but she didn't understand what I was talking about. Well, low and behold, I got an email from Didax that afternoon advertising this:
Exactly what I was looking for! I ordered two of them, and I could not have been happier when they arrived!
With this particular student, I began at the beginning, making sure that his place value foundation was strong.
I asked him how it would change if we switched the digits around. He quickly changed the place value blocks to show me.
He is ready for regrouping the next time I work with him!
After checking out the ideas for teaching addition with regrouping using the frame, I pulled a small group of students over to work with them. They loved the hands on aspect, and I loved how they talked about their task without any prompts from me!
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Here are a few more place value resources:
Place Value Task Cards
Base Ten Collaboration Cards
And... a place value FREEBIE:
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