FERN'S FREEBIE FRIDAY ~ BACK TO SCHOOL MIXED ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION CENTER GAMES

Looking to add some excitement to your center time? These highly engaging center games, Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction, are quick and easy to prep!
FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Game! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

These centers are quick and easy to prepare, they can be used for a variety of games... concentration, match game, go fish, gin rummy, scoot, read the room, they are self checking, and even perfect for assessments. Once your students play with this deck, many of my other Quick and Easy to Prep centers can be used for different skills and seasons. Your center time will run smoothly and with very little prep from you! 

This Quick and Easy to Prep Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Game is Perfect for a Review for Back to School. Perfect for a "Make It, Take It" Activity for Meet the Parents, Open House, Math Night, etc.
This math resource includes:
A center cover
A math center sign
Four pages of playing cards
Student directions

With today's post, I'm going to share with you some different ways to use these simple games in your math rotations. Research shows that teachers have to spend too much classroom time SHOWING and TEACHING their students how to play different center games. 

Changing up different types of center games each week leads to two different outcomes.

1. The students learn how to play a new game, but they don't play it enough to learn and review the SKILL that was the original intent of the game. Remember the first time you played Clue or Monopoly? You spent A LOT of time learning the GAME, the RULES, but not the problem solving that goes with those game. After 3 or 4 times playing the game, you LEARNED how to focus on the problem solving, the WINNING of the game, since you finally know the routine and the rules. Same with changing the type of center each week for our students. 

2. It takes so much time to teach new games each week that teachers interviewed stated that they simply did not have time. So those teachers tend not to do math stations, math centers. In the long run, their students lose the life skills that come from games. Cooperation, good sportsmanship, strategic planning, problem solving, independence, critical thinking skills, etc. AND teachers lose out on having quality small group time with their students.

I've created most of my center games to be easy to print, cut, laminate {if desired} and store in their classroom. Pieces are easy to cut, either square shaped, or rectangular, perfect for a paper slicer. 

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Different Ways to Use My Center Games In Your Classroom
Keep one page as a game board, do not cut out the individual playing cards. Then, cut out the matching cards. It doesn't matter if you cut out the problems and keep the answers as the game board, like the picture shows, or cut out the answers and keep the problems as the game board. Your students will get practice either way.
If printing is no problem, you can create two different centers, one with the problem page as the game board and another one with the answer page as the game board.

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Different Ways to Use My Center Games In Your Classroom
Another way to play is to cut out all the cards, answers and problems and mix them all together. This pictures shows one way to differentiate this game. It only has the subtraction problems and answers at the center. 

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Different Ways to Use My Center Games In Your Classroom
This picture has just the addition problems and answers for a different skill review. If a little background noise doesn't bother, I use to teach my students how to use a timer at the beginning of the year. The owl in this picture is a timer, if center time is 10 minutes in your class, teach them to set it for 9 minutes. When the timer rings, they will know to clean up because they will be rotating in a minute. If you have 15 minutes for small group, teach them to set it for 14 minutes. They love using a timer, it makes them feel grown up! :)

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Different Ways to Use My Center Games In Your Classroom
You can use this ONE center still another way, for your higher group or for later in the year. This picture has ALL of the addition and subtraction problem and answer cards all mixed up for a bit of a longer challenge.

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Different Ways to Use My Center Games In Your Classroom
If space is at a premium in your classroom, and you don't have set center areas, storing the center in a folder lets the students take it back to their seat, under their seat on the floor, or a quiet corner in the room and have a "CENTER" all ready to use. This becomes even lower prep for you once you teach them where to get the center and the expectations when using that center. 
As you already know, two pocket folders are dirt cheap during the back to school sales. I know I have been on teams where we NEVER used the pocket folders that the school or district supply list at Wal*Mart had for our grade level. 
This way, using them for centers makes me feel a little better about the parents spending money on them. Also, in the past, I have asked parents for these folders when the stores had them marked down to ten and five cents.

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Different Ways to Use My Center Games In Your Classroom
Another way that I really liked, and one that worked well with my third graders, was to keep everything in a gallon Ziploc baggie. The older students can handle the zipper at the top and you will end up with less missing pieces. Once, when I had a very small classroom, center time and silent reading time was the only time they were allowed UNDER their desks, we called it our forts to make that time special. Ziplocs work really well for students moving the center from one location to another for use.

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Different Ways to Use My Center Games In Your Classroom
When using a gallon Ziploc, I put the cover in so that it was showing on one side, and then the directions showing on the other side. Most all of my Quick and Easy to Prep Centers will have a "cover" and a direction page. Then I taught the students that they did not have to pull out those pages. 
This works well if laminating is costly and not easily available at your school. Those two pages will keep well in the baggie. 

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More Games Using My Center Games

MATH CENTER SNAP!

THE OBJECT OF THE GAME
The goal is to win all or most of the cards.

DEAL
Deal five cards face down, one at a time, to each player. Each player puts their cards in a pile, face down in front of them.

HOW TO PLAY
The youngest student gets to go first. They turn over the top card of the pile and puts it face up starting a pile of cards next to the extra face down card pile. The next player to the left does the same and so on around the table, clockwise.

When someone turns up a card that matches a card already face up, the first person to notice the two matched cards calls out “Snap!” and wins the cards. This player displays the two matching cards in front of them.

During the game, if a player runs out of cards in their face-down pile, they pick up five new cards from the extra card pile, or less than five if the pile is running low. 

The winner has the most pairs of cards at the end of center time.

MATH CENTER GO FISH!

THE OBJECT OF THE GAME
The goal is to win all or most of the cards.

DEAL
Deal five cards face down, one at a time, to each player. Each player puts their cards in their hand so they can read them.

HOW TO PLAY
The youngest student gets to go first. They ask another student, "do you have 12-8= 4?" They may ask this question if they have the answer card or the problem card. Teach this at the beginning of the year, so they mentally work the math out and SPECIFICALLY gain practice with the math.... ultimately the objective of all your math center games.

The other student will give them the card or if they do not have that card, "Go Fish" and the asking student will pull a card for the extra card pile. If they get their exact match, they may go again, from their friend or the extra pile. If not, it is the next student's turn.

The winner has the most pairs of cards at the end of center time.
FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Ways to Use My Games For One Student
To play Match Game or Concentration, the student turns all the cards over face down / problem and answer side down and lays them out on the floor or table. 
This works really well with colored card stock so they can not see thru the cards. My picture was just regular copy paper for a photo example and you can peek and see the answers. ;)

During the game, the student keeps all matching pairs and the object is to collect the most pairs by the end of center time. This can also be a two or three player game by taking turns.

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Ways to Make the Center Self-Checking
To play a very basic center game, when you prep your card deck, use different color Sharpie Markers to make matching symbols on the back of matching cards. 
Then the student turns all the cards face up / problem and answer side up and lays them out on the floor or table. They work the math, mentally, or with a white board, and then flip the two pairs over to see a matching symbol on the back to know it is the correct pair.
For remediation of your low babies, you can do like my photo example and just do three or four pairs of problems at your small group time. This will allow them fewer answers to select from and be more successful in reviewing their facts. 

FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Ways to Make the Center Self-Checking
This is just like the above directions only when you prep your card deck, use cute little stickers to make matching pictures on the back of matching cards. I know when I buy stickers for my planners, I always have a lot of those little-bitty stickers left over after I use the big, fun ones! Those stickers are perfect for this. 

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Prepping Center Games
I know I said that two pocket folders are inexpensive, but I wanted to share this folder I found, it's front cover is all glittery and it was worth the little extra expense for a little sparker at my center! I also created some with red card stock so that the students in my small group remediation group felt like it was a different {a new} center just for them with fewer cards. Just one more little tip, but the possibilities are endless! 
FREE Back to School Mixed Addition and Subtraction Center Games! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Storing the Center Games

I like to store my center games in a filing cabinet, both the folder option and the baggie option fit nicely into your files. I have spent most of my career in primary education, which is usually seasonal, so I keep all my files by month, August at the front and working my way back to June! I hope some of these items help you with your small group time by having some engaging games from your other students at centers. 


Common Core Standards
2.OA.B.2, K.OA.A.2, K.OA.A.5, 1.OA.C.6


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Quick and Easy to Prep Mixed Subtraction Basic Facts Center Freebie! CLICK HERE!

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Rounding to Estimate Differences Color By Numbers Printables

Third Grade Go Math 1.8 Color By Numbers Rounding to Estimate Differences
This terrific Color By Code Resource is for Third Grade Chapter One 1.8. Perfect for the beginning of the year for third or fourth grade. Your students will adore these Color Your Answer worksheets while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! You will love the no prep, print and go ease of these printables. As always, answer keys are included. FIVE Color Your Answers Printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. 

Third Grade Go Math 1.8 Color By Numbers Rounding to Estimate Differences

Use them for your math center, small group, RTI pull out, seat work or homework. Color By Number Rounding to Estimate Differences Printables.

Just Published ~ Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate Differences - Color Your Answers Printables with Answer Keys.
The concept of this one is Rounding to Estimate the Difference for both TEN and HUNDRED.
Just Published ~ Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Rounding to Estimate Differences - Color Your Answers Printables with Answer Keys.

 Available now at my TPT store.
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 FERN'S FREEBIE FRIDAY ~ ROUNDING TO ESTIMATE DIFFERENCES COLOR BY NUMBERS

Click here to see my entire post on teaching Rounding to Estimate the Difference, complete with tips, tricks, lessons and resources.

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Tuesday Teacher Tips: Social Committee's Lunch Bunch

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Tuesday Teacher Tips: Social Committee's Lunch Bunch
 Tuesday Teacher Tips: School Social Committees
Every Tuesday Michelle, from Teach 123, and I will have a new installment of my favorite post, Tuesday Teacher Tips!
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This week's tip is about having a weekly Lunch Bunch.

Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas Tuesday Teacher Tips: Social Committee's Lunch Bunch
I love Lunch Bunch and I've been lucky enough to be a part of it at three schools now!

Directions:
Every Wednesday two people make lunch for 12 people. TWELVE PEOPLE!! I know, you are thinking it is a crazy idea already ~ but keep reading. You and a friend make enough food for 12 people this Wednesday, for example. A crock pot of chili, a pan of lasagna, club sandwiches, whatever your specialty is that most people will enjoy for lunch. You also provide some sides, like fruit, bread and cookies. Then for the next four weeks you do nothing on Wednesdays but show up to eat! Fabulous! We usually work on a five week cycle of 10 people cooking. Number 11 and 12 are the principal and assistant principal...they eat for free! 

It is a lovely way to kiss up & seriously, they already do so much for us!

So your month would look like this:
Wednesday, Sept. 3rd ~ Fern and Lilly
Wednesday, Sept. 10th ~ Andrew and Calvin
Wednesday, Sept. 17th ~ Heather and Anna
Wednesday, Sept. 24th ~ Karen and Mark
Wednesday, Oct. 1st ~ Kathy and Ben
Wednesday, Oct. 8th ~ Fern and Lilly {start to repeat pairs}

So ~ Pros:
*You wake up and not worry about cooking for 4 Wednesdays in a row!
*You get to try new and exciting foods and desserts!
*You learn new recipes for your family dinners!
*One less day a week you are staring at a cardboard box of frozen food!
*It develops a nice sense of getting to know each other and having something, other than school, to talk about at lunch while you share your  recipes!
Cons:
*One Wednesday every 5 weeks you are lugging food to school.
*Even with signs saying "Lunch Bunch Only, Do Not Eat" people will sometimes eat your food. {To avoid this have the first person coming to lunch set it out and then the last person to eat take the stuff back to their classroom.}

I have a Pinterest board showing some excellent "Make and Take" kind of meals. Anything in a crockpot is wonderful because you can cook it at home and then just bring the entire meal in the same crockpot! Feel free to leave me any great recipes or links to recipes that you and your friends enjoy!

Looking for more tips? 
Michelle has some great tips about a school's social committee that she would like to share with you, too.
Be sure to head over to her blog!
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In addition to our tips each week, we are hoping that you will share some of your ideas in the comments below!
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Since Michelle and I loved reading all your teacher tips this summer, and we still have so many ideas to share with you, we're going to continue this weekly feature for the 2014 - 2015 school year. Stop by Michelle's blog and my blog each week for Tuesday Teacher Tips.  We hope you will share your ideas, too.  


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Do You Need Lessons and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000?

Why do children need to learn to count by 1s, 5s, and 10s with numbers less than 100? AND... how do we teach this skill?

SKILL: Numbers and Operations in Base Ten - 2.NBT.A.2 Count within 1,000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.


Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

WHY DO WE TEACH SKIP COUNTING? Skip counting is important not only because it becomes a basic life skill students can apply outside school, but one they will continue to use as they move up to the next grade. Activities such as sport, being paid an allowance, meal planning, shopping or even counting large quantities are made easier by the ability to skip count. Many students may not even realize they are skip counting when scoring for games like basketball and football. 

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Children become increasingly strong mathematician when using skip counting for basic tasks, for example, telling time and dealing with money. Skip counting is also essential as it lays a mathematical foundation for multiplication and division problems. Learning this skill and committing it to their tool box of mental math tricks during the primary grades, allows for a more positive math experiences in the intermediate grades and as a primary teacher, providing this "little skill" is actually a very import one!

An Introductory Lesson to Skip Counting
* Give your students a hundred chart, or based on your district's standards, a 120 chart. I have both of these charts available for you as a freebie on TpT. Click here is you need it. 
* Allow time for partners to fill out their charts together, or whole table groups. Allow them to build from each other's previous knowledge of counting to 100.
* Next, project one of the charts to your board, either a completely blank one, or if pressed for time, one that is partially filled out. Call students up to the board or your document camera area to fill out the chart for you.

Praise and congratulations ~ let them know when it is done that they have reviewed and mastered counting by ones. But next is a real challenge and are they up for "harder math?" "3rd grade math?" "adult math?" any term you would like to use to build enthusiasm and keep them engaged. Most boys and girls will cheer when you tell them it is too hard for them, {wink, wink} but continue to teach it and they master something you told them would be oh... sooooo... hard. :)

* Continuing - Let the students select one crayon, only one color, then guide them with your hundred chart on the board to color all the even numbers, using this lesson to review EVEN numbers....  discuss that counting by two is the same as coloring in all the even numbers. Have them take a random line and count / clap on the evens. For example, 11 CLAP 13 CLAP 15 CLAP 17 CLAP, etc. Review counting by 2s a few more times with different random lines.

* Now using the same chart but a different color, color in all the Counting by 5s numbers. Let the students discover that 10, 20, 30, etc. will now be colored twice and then explain that those numbers will appear both when you are counting by 2s and counting by 5s.
* This becomes a terrific transition when doing the last set, counting by 10s. ALL of the 10s will already be filled in on their charts.

{If you are limited in your teaching time, this freebie has the numbers already filled in for your students, just print and you are ready to start at the third step of this lesson.}

To Continuing the Lesson on Skip Counting
* Next practice counting by 1s, 5s and 10s in isolation. Show the students that not only can they count on by different amounts, they can also starting counting with different numbers.

Here are some examples if you need a jump start.
Count by ones.
1. 1, 2, 3, ___, ___, ___
2. 35, 36, 37, ___, ___, ___

Count by fives.
1. 5, 10, 15, ___, ___, ___
2. 55, 60, 65, ___, ___, ___

Count by tens.
1. 10, 20, 30, ___, ___, ___
2. 40, 50, 60, ___, ___, ___

* Next practice counting by 1s, 5s and 10s in the middle of a counting pattern. 

Here are some more counting by examples if you need a jump start.
Count by ones.
1. 1, ___, 3, ___, ___, 6
2. 21, ___, ___, 24, ___

Count by fives.
1. 5,  ___, 15, 20, ___, ___
2. 65, ___, 75, ___, ___, 90

Count by tens.
1. 10, ___, 30, ___, 50, ___
2. 50, ___, 70, ___, ___

 Lesson Plans for Counting By Counting By Fives, Counting By Tens, and Counting By 100s.s,
Another great whole group lessons for Counting By Five and Counting By Ten.

* Line up ten children at the front of the room with their arms out, palms facing the rest of the students. Quickly discuss that each hand has five fingers and that you DO NOT need to count each finger, each time, you know it will be five now, five later, five tomorrow, etc. You tap each hand with your hand or a teacher pointer and count, 5, 10, 15, 20, etc. with each tap. Repeat with the students counting along with you. Repeat with a student helper tapping the hands this time. Rotate out your students so that every student has many turns. My students use to love this simple activity.

* Next, start small with five students or again with ten students at the front of the classroom. Have your students place their own hands together with interlocking fingers, so that each student has ONE GROUP of fingers in their interlocked hands. Quick review that each child has TEN FINGERS and that number will not change, etc. Then count by TENS as you tap each child, repeat, repeat, repeat! This little activity is also terrific at dismissal or if everyone is lined up ready for the music teacher, but her door is not open.... just a cute, quick time filler! 
Enjoy! :) 

If you are using Go Math Second Grade, these lessons compliment 1.8 Counting Patterns Within 100 and 1.9 Counting Patterns Within 1,000. But the above lesson plans will work with any math series from your district, as they are just an excellent foundation for second grade learners.

When you are done with your lessons, I have some great resources for small group time, assessments, centers, seat work or even a spiral review later when you move to chapter two, Numbers to 1,000.

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This bundle has task cards, color by number printables and center games for Second Grade Go Math 1.8, Counting Patterns Within 100. You will love how easy it is to prepare this easy to prep bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day!

This bundle has the following three resources:
1. 2nd Grade Go Math 1.8 Counting Patterns Within 100 Task Cards

2. 2nd Grade Go Math 1.8 Counting Patterns Within 100 Quick and Easy to Prep Centers

3. 2nd Grade Go Math 1.8 Color By Numbers Counting Patterns Within 100

Task Cards Include:
12 Task Cards
1 Recording Sheet
1 Answer Key

Center Game Include:
* Two pages of problem and answer cards
* Adorable Cover for the center
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

Color By Number Printables Include:
* FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. Use them for your math center, RTI pull out, seat work, small group lessons, or homework. 
* FIVE answer keys are also included.

In the above picture, I've used the center games' cover sheet and attached it to a simple two pocket folder.  This way you can quickly and easily prop it up anywhere in your room to become a math task card center. When you are done with these task cards, place them inside your folder and store them away with all of your chapter one math items, in a file cabinet, plastic container, this folder method works with any method you use for storage for each year. Laminate the entire folder with the cover for a longer wear and tear!

Task Cards Include:
12 Task Cards
1 Recording Sheet
1 Answer Key

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
The Answer Key is included so that it can become a self-checking center, or you can use it with a partner / buddy checking system. 

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
2nd Grade Go Math 1.8 Counting Patterns Within 100 Bundle
In the above picture, I've used the center games' cover sheet and attached it to a simple two pocket folder.  This way you can quickly and easily prop it up anywhere in your room to become a math center. One way to play the game is to have all the cards cut out and match the problem card to the answer card. Matching stickers on the back can very easily create a self checking center too.

Center Game Include:
* Two pages of problem and answer cards
* Adorable Cover for the center
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Another way to play the game is to cut out all the answer cards and leave the problem cards as a single sheet, a single game board that students then solve. You can also create it in a vise-versa way, all the answer cards remain as is from the printer, using it as a game board and the problem cards are cut out to use to match to the game board. Place all three ways at your center to allow students multiple ways to play while they are at that center. Laminate your favorite way or all three ways to play for a longer life of your center.  

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This bundle also includes... 
1. FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. Use them for your math center, RTI pull out, seat work, small group lessons, or homework. 
2. FIVE answer keys are also included.

Color By Number Printables Include:
One Page of Counting By Fives
415, 420, 425, 430, 435, and 440
Two Pages of Counting By Tens
630, 640, 650, 660, 670, and 680
445, 455, 465, 475, 485, and 495
Two Pages of Counting By Hundreds
100, 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600
400, 500, 600, 700, 800, and 900

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
When I first introduce Color By Numbers / Color By Codes to my students, I model a few on the document camera during the first week of school. This is especially important for a review of colors and reading the color words. I teach them to line up the crayon to the color word on the paper. Once they know it is PINK and not another "p word" for example PURPLE, I have them circle the word in the "Color By Code" box so that they can complete the worksheet independently when I'm at Small Groups later in the school year. {See the above picture for an example.}

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
{I wrote an entire blog post about this trick for non-english speakers, click here if you would like to read more.}

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Having markers at your math center, creates a little joy and allows the center to be a little more high interest for the boys and girls. It doesn't have to be a work of art, but it still should be fun. I wrote a post, click here to read it, about using Color By Numbers / Color By Codes and a piece of construction paper to add a little more joy and a little bit of art into to our students' lives. If ALL RIGOR and NO JOY is taking over your school, your classroom, here's a little bit of fun to overcome that sadness....


Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

NEXT.... Why do children need to learn to count by 1s, 5s, and 10s with numbers less than 1,000? AND... how do we teach this skill?

SKILL: Numbers and Operations in Base Ten - 2.NBT.A.2 Count within 1,000; skip-count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.

WHY DO WE TEACH SKIP COUNTING? Jump to the top of this post to read more about why we teach this skill. Below is an extension of the above lesson, Counting Patterns Within 100, with lessons for Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

To Continuing the Above Lesson - Here is some help with Counting Patterns Within 1,000
* If you were not able to do the above lesson with the hands, counting to five and ten, I would recommend completing it now, but with more than 10 students so that your students can see that skipping doesn't just STOP at 100, it can go on and on and on, based on what items you have to count.
* To work on Skip Counting By 100s, you can write 100 on multiple index cards and have your students hold them up at the front of the classroom. Have each student tell what they are holding 100 of, for example, jelly beans, gummy bears.... once a child says 100 dollars, that's it, they will all pick MONEY, money talks in the primary grades. :) LOL!
* Stick with the same skip counting as yesterday, with tapping each student and counting 100, 200, 300, 400, etc. This method builds on their previous knowledge of the fact that you were counting hands, now you are counting what is IN THEIR HANDS! They love it....
  
* Next practice counting by 5s, 10s and 100s in isolation. Show the students that not only can they count on by different amounts, they can also starting counting with different numbers. Project this web page on your board for a quick help!

Here are some examples if you need a jump start.
Count by fives.
1. 5, 10, 15, ___, ___, ___
2. 155, 160, 165, ___, ___, ___
3. 525, 530, 535, ___, ___, ___

Count by tens.
1. 10, 20, 30, ___, ___, ___
2. 270, 280, 290, ___, ___, ___
3. 840, 850, 860, ___, ___, ___

Count by hundreds.
1. 100, 200, 300, ___, ___, ___
2. 300, 400, 500, ___, ___, ___
2. 400, 500, 600, ___, ___, ___

* Next practice counting by 5s, 10s and 100s in the middle of a counting pattern. 

Here are some more counting by examples if you need a jump start.
Count by fives.
1. 165,  ___, 185, 190, ___, ___
2. 605, ___, 615, ___, ___, 630

Count by tens.
1. 410, ___, 430, ___, 450, ___
2. 850, ___, 870, ___, ___

Count by hundreds.
1. 100, ___, 300, ___, 500, ___
2. 600, ___, 800, ___, ___

Enjoy! :) 

If you are using Go Math Second Grade, these lessons compliment 1.8 Counting Patterns Within 100 and 1.9 Counting Patterns Within 1,000. But the above lesson plans will work with any math series from your district, as they are just an excellent foundation for second grade learners.

When you are done with your lessons, I have some great resources for small group time, assessments, centers, seat work or even a spiral review later when you move to chapter two, Numbers to 1,000.

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This bundle has task cards, color by number printables and center games for Second Grade Go Math 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 1,000. You will love how easy it is to prepare this easy to prep bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day!

This bundle has the following three resources:

1. 2nd Grade Go Math 1.9 Counting Patterns Within 1000 Task Cards


2. 2nd Grade Go Math 1.9 Counting Patterns Within 1000 Quick and Easy to Prep Centers


3. 2nd Grade Go Math 1.9 Color By Numbers Counting Patterns Within 1000


Task Cards Include:12 Task Cards1 Recording Sheet1 Answer Key


Center Game Include:* Two pages of problem and answer cards* Adorable Cover for the center* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet


Color By Number Printables Include:* FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. Use them for your math center, RTI pull out, seat work, small group lessons, or homework. * FIVE answer keys are also included.

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
In the above picture, I've used the center games' cover sheet and attached it to a simple two pocket folder.  This way you can quickly and easily prop it up anywhere in your room to become a math center. One way to play the game is to have all the cards cut out and match the problem card to the answer card. Matching stickers on the back can very easily create a self checking center too. Answer Key is also included for self checking if you desire to place that at the center.

Center Game Include:
* Two pages of problem and answer cards
* Adorable Cover for the center
* Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Sheet

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Another way to play the game is to cut out all the answer cards and leave the problem cards as a single sheet, a single game board that students then solve. You can also create it in a vise-versa way, all the answer cards remain as is from the printer, using it as a game board and the problem cards are cut out to use to match to the game board. Place all three ways at your center to allow students multiple ways to play while they are at that center. Laminate your favorite way or all three ways to play for a longer life of your center.

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
In the above picture, I've used the center games' cover sheet and attached it to a simple two pocket folder.  This way you can quickly and easily prop it up anywhere in your room to become a math task card center. When you are done with these task cards, place them inside your folder and store them away with all of your chapter one math items, in a file cabinet, plastic container, this folder method works with any method you use for storage for each year. Laminate the entire folder with the cover for a longer wear and tear!

Task Cards Include:
12 Task Cards
1 Recording Sheet
1 Answer Key

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
The Answer Key is included so that it can become a self-checking center, or you can use it with a partner / buddy checking system. 

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
This bundle also includes... 
1. FIVE printables that are made to be an additional resource for any math series. Use them for your math center, RTI pull out, seat work, small group lessons, or homework. 
2. FIVE answer keys are also included.

Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
Included:
One Page of Counting By Fives
415, 420, 425, 430, 435, and 440
Two Pages of Counting By Tens
630, 640, 650, 660, 670, and 680
445, 455, 465, 475, 485, and 495
Two Pages of Counting By Hundreds
100, 200, 300, 400, 500, and 600
400, 500, 600, 700, 800, and 900


Do You Need Lesson Plans and Resources to Teach Counting Patterns Within 100 and Within 1,000? This blog post has lesson plans, task cards, color by number printables and center games for  and Second Grade Go Math 1.8 and 1.9, Counting Patterns Within 100 and Counting Patterns Within 1,000.  You will love how easy it is to prep this bundle for your math class. Perfect for small groups, read the room, centers, scoot, tutoring, Around the World whole class game, homework, seat work, so many ways to use these task cards that the possibilities are endless. Your students will enjoy the freedom of independent learning with these color by code worksheets and reviewing important skills with the center games and task cards! Perfect for an assessment grade for the week or for a substitute teacher day! #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
I have the students circle the word in the "Color By Code" box with the crayon or marker so that they can complete the worksheet independently when I'm at Small Groups later in the school year. {See the above picture for an example.} If you scroll up to the Color by Numbers for Counting Patterns Within 100, you will see some more ideas I do with Color By Code pages at centers, seatwork and small group times.
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