Are You Teaching How to Add Whole Numbers?

Last week we talked about teaching how to round number. That standard was CC.4.NBT.3, generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers. Click here to read that previous post. This week's post is about teaching how to add whole numbers. The standard is CC.4.NBT.4, use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic. 

This week's post is about teaching how to add whole numbers. The standard is CC.4.NBT.4, use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  Pin this post for lesson plans, task cards and center games. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Each week, I plan to blog about lessons, tips and resources for 4th grade math teachers. If you are new to my blog, I love math and have had many years teaching it. I love small group teaching, but for small groups to run smoothly, your math centers, your math workstations, whatever your school calls it, have to have activities and worksheets that the students can do without you. To that end, I've created many center games, task cards and worksheet bundles to help you in my TpT store.

Now... back to the math...

Adding numbers with more than one-digit requires an understanding of place value. The place value of a digit is the value based on its position within the number. In the number 657, the 6 is in the hundreds place, the 5 is in the tens place, and the 7 is in the ones place. To see more about reviewing place value, click here or here.

LESSON:
Start by telling your students that real world math often gives us many examples of when we need to have a solid understanding of place value, and adding large numbers can lead to many mistakes. Yes, we all have calculators on our phones in this day and age, but students still need this skill. Even the mental math of rounding the numbers, then adding them to get a ball park answer is important.

For Example:
You're going to a summer trip, the first week you hope to drive 3,225 miles and the second week you will need to drive 2,875 miles. How far will you be going so that you can figure out the next step, how much money will you need for gas?
*** If you do a little mental math, you will realize that you will travel about, 6,000 miles. If you get 600 or 60,000 moving on to the next step, you might budget too little money for gas or too much.

Give your students a few more real world examples to practice rounding numbers and adding them mentally.

1. A construction company has 185,687 worker's hours this week, and the next week they will have 210,565 hours, how many payroll hours will they be paying out this pay period?

2. A US Navy ship needs 15,200 bread rolls for lunch and 32,075 bread rolls for dinner. How many bread rolls do they need each day? How many for a week?

3. A football team has a total 845 yards rushing from all their players in one game. Last week, they had a total of 620 yards. How many yards have they had in this two week season so far? 

4. Your family has 325,975 pennies and your cousin's family has 132,987 pennies. How many pennies does your family have all together? Bonus: How much money is this?    

Once you have worked on the mental math of these problems, it is time to put pencil to paper, and work out the addition of multi-digit whole numbers. )
This week's post is about teaching how to add whole numbers. The standard is CC.4.NBT.4, use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  Pin this post for lesson plans, task cards and center games. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
I love graph paper for place value!
In addition to getting graph paper from the store, you can also print some out for your boys and girls for free, at this web site, Free Online Graph Paper.

I recommend several examples together on the board, or on your digital camera. Model lining them up, one digit at a time on the graph paper, so that they look like this, to help with lining up the place value.
This week's post is about teaching how to add whole numbers. The standard is CC.4.NBT.4, use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  Pin this post for lesson plans, task cards and center games. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas

Here are some ready made examples to help you.
1. 565,545 + 236,547 =
2. 623,849 + 145,846 =
3. 214,698 + 398,475 =
4. 420,206 + 398,651 =
5. 118,655 + 325,716 =

Answers:
1. 802,092
2. 769,695 
3. 613,173
4. 818,857
5. 444,371

Then, taking it up a step, students need to transition from the graph paper to writing the problems themselves. I always love teaching them to make a quick chart on the paper.... first let them use different colored markers, besides the fact that it's fun, the colors help them have a mental imprint on their brain after they have practiced, helping them to remember to line these problems up correctly. Later, they can just use their pencil. Teaching them to make a quick chart is one more thing that your fourth graders can add to their tool box of math tricks.

This week's post is about teaching how to add whole numbers. The standard is CC.4.NBT.4, use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  Pin this post for lesson plans, task cards and center games. #FernSmithsClassroomIdeas
A Quick Chart to Add to Your Students' Mental Math Tool Box

BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THIS STUDENT ERROR:
Incorrectly aligning the addends. The cold hard reality of teaching is over-testing, over-standardized-testing! The more side tips and side tricks we can teach our students to use on the test, gives them more confidence heading into test time. This little chart is something they can easily create QUICKLY to ensure they line up the place value correctly to do the ADDITION correctly. 

EXTENDING THE LESSON:

Rework some of the about problems in student pairs with white boards and calculators. The students can work a problem, trade whiteboards and double check each other's work with the calculator. They love working in pairs in 4th grade and calculator skills are a well needed life skill too!

I've created a center game resource and a task card resource, as well as a discounted bundle to help you introduce, reinforce, remediate and spiral review this skills. 

Standard: CC.4.NBT.4 - use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  

You will love how easy it is to prepare this 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Center Game and Task Cards Bundle for your class. My students LOVED having Center Games and Task Cards at our Math Centers and your students will too! You can dedicate one of your math centers (math workstations) as a math skill only math center. By changing out the skill each day, each week, or each month, your students already know the directions for using that math center.

Your math center can be placed in a folder with the included folder covers and the student can take the center games and task cards back to their seat if classroom space is limited. Your students will enjoy the freedom of center games and task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! This 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Center Games and Task Card Bundle is also perfect for assessment grades for 4th Grade Go Math Chapter One!

Once your students are used to the expectations of using center games and task cards, your math skills math center can run all year with different skills from my TpT Store.

This Add Whole Numbers Center Game and Task Cards Bundle Contains the Following Resources:

Click Here to Download This 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Bundle For Your Classroom Today!


A Quick List of What These Add Whole Numbers Bundle Includes:

Add Whole Numbers Task Cards

→ 28 Task Cards in color

→ 1 Printable Recording Worksheet

→ 1 Answer Key Sheet

→ 1 Task Card Folder Cover

Add Whole Numbers Center Games

→ 3 Pages of Center Game Cards

→ 2 Different Types of Center Game Folder Cover

When it comes to the ease of prepping this Add Whole Numbers Center Game and Task Cards, all pieces are rectangular and easy for you or a parent volunteer to cut on a paper slicer. No need to cut around a cute turkey or round pumpkin task card, just rectangles with frames and the math problems, perfect for fourth graders!

Common Core State Standard

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.4

Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.


This Add Whole Numbers Task Cards, Recording Sheet, and Center Games Bundle Resource Is Perfect for...

  • Remediation and RTI groups
  • Substitute teacher folders
  • Scoot Game! Keep them all up and moving!
  • Math Workstations
  • Indoor recess
  • Read the Room Game
  • Morning work
  • Emergency sub tubs
  • Morning Math buckets
  • Math centers
  • Early morning students
  • After school tutoring
  • Parent Math Nights
  • And so much more!

The Add Whole Numbers Task Cards Part of This Bundle Includes:

Page 1 - Task Card Folder Cover - Cute, colorful cover for your personal teacher files. Attach to the front of a folder, keep all your pages inside the folder, place into your file cabinet, and you are all ready for next year with this easily identified Round Numbers Task Cards folder cover. OR Use it as a STUDENT CENTER Folder Cover to store the task cards at your math center or your task card center. Is space limited in your classroom due to health precautions or just because you have a small room? Placing these task cards into a folder with the recording sheets allows your students to take the entire task card center to their seat to do the work.

Page 2 to 8 - 28 Task cards with the directions "Find the sum."

Page 9 - Recording Sheet for Task Cards 1 to 28.

Page 10 - Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Page.

These Add Whole Numbers Task Cards and Recording Sheet also include the Answer Key, which you can laminate and leave at the center to allow it to be student led, self-checking sheets. In small group lessons you can give each student three to four cards and they can help each other and review the Add Whole Numbers skill by checking the answers that their partner or neighbor answered, keeping everyone involved! Keep your students engaged, alert and on their toes with this one little, cute Add Whole Numbers Resource!

The Add Whole Numbers Center Games Part of This Bundle Includes:

Page One - A colorful cover page stating "Add Whole Numbers" that can be used for a cover sheet for your file folder in your files. It can also be a math center folder cover for your students, by putting this math center in a folder with the folder cover, your students can take it back to their desk if your classroom space is limited. You can also use the cover page as a poster, placing it on the wall over your math center.

Page Two - A less colorful cover page, saving you colored ink, stating "Add Whole Numbers" that can be used for a cover sheet for your file folder in your files. It can also be a math center folder cover for your students, by putting this math center in a folder with the folder cover, your students can take it back to their desk if your classroom space is limited. You can also use the cover page as a poster, placing it on the wall over your math center.

Pages Three & Four - Twenty-Four center game cards with the Add Whole Numbers math problems.

Page Five - Twenty-Four center game cards with the Add Whole Numbers answers.

There are many ways to use this Add Whole Numbers Center Games Resource, here are a few of my favorite ways:

  • Use one page as a game board, cut the other page. Place all those cards face down. Have the students turn over one card at a time, solve and place face up on the board. If they are incorrect, the card returns to the bottom of the pile. The winner is the student who places the final card. OR, for a "no winner" version, the goal is for the students to solve the cards independently, but to completely cover the board together. This version can ALSO be played two ways. One way is with the answer page as the game board, another way is with the math problem page as the game board instead.
  • You can also play this game with cutting all the cards and matching up the problems with the solutions.
  • For movement, place the problem cards around the room and the student(s) have to solve the math problem and leave the correct answer card at that location. Have a second student check the answers to extend the game.
  • Mix all the cards together, with two students, deal 5 cards to each student and then place the remaining cards face down. Use as a Go Fish card game!
  • Lay all the cards upside down on the floor and use as a Concentration (some call it Memory) Game!

Purchase and Download this 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Task Cards and Center Games Bundle to USE in your Math Center TODAY!

This Add Whole Numbers Task Card and Center Game Bundle is ALSO Part of the Following Bundles:

The Center Game and Task Cards are so easy to prep, it is perfect to give to a parent volunteer who is asking, "How can I help?" or your PTA / PTO volunteer room. It is also terrific for an Emergency Substitute Tub, Folder or Binder!


Click Here to Download This 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Task Cards Resource for Your Classroom Today!

You will love how easy it is to prepare these 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Task Cards and Recording Sheet for your class. My students LOVED Task Cards and your students will too! You can dedicate one of your math centers, math workstations, as a task card center. By changing out the skill each week, your students already know the directions for using the task cards. Your students will enjoy the freedom of task cards while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time!

Click Here to Download This 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Task Cards Resource for Your Classroom Today!
Students can answer these Add Whole Numbers Task Cards in your classroom math journals or on the included recording sheets. These 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Task Cards are perfect for assessment grades for 4th Grade Go Math Chapter 1!

Once your students are use to the expectations of using task cards, your task card math center can run all year with different skills from a variety of over 700+ of my task cards! Click here to see all my task cards.

When it comes to the ease of prepping these Add Whole Numbers Task Cards, all pieces are rectangular and easy for you or a parent volunteer to cut on a paper slicer. No need to cut around a cute turkey or round pumpkin task card, just rectangles with frames and the math problems, perfect for fourth graders!

This Add Whole Numbers Task Cards and Recording Sheet includes:

→ 28 Task Cards in color

→ 1 Printable Recording Worksheet

→ 1 Answer Key Sheet

→ 1 Task Card Folder Cover

These Add Whole Numbers Task Cards and Recording Sheet also include the Answer Key, which you can laminate and leave at the center to allow it to be student led, self-checking sheets. In small group lessons you can give each student three to four cards and they can help each other and review the Add Whole Numbers skill by checking the answers that their partner or neighbor answered, keeping everyone involved! Keep your students engaged, alert and on their toes with this one little, cute Add Whole Numbers Resource!

Common Core State Standard

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.4

Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

Purchase and Download this 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Task Cards and Recording Sheet to USE in your Math Center TODAY!

This Add Whole Numbers Task Cards Includes:

Page 1 - Task Card Folder Cover - Cute, colorful cover for your personal teacher files. Attach to the front of a folder, keep all your pages inside the folder, place into your file cabinet, and you are all ready for next year with this easily identified Round Numbers Task Cards folder cover. OR Use it as a STUDENT CENTER Folder Cover to store the task cards at your math center or your task card center. Is space limited in your classroom due to health precautions or just because you have a small room? Placing these task cards into a folder with the recording sheets allows your students to take the entire task card center to their seat to do the work.

Page 2 to 8 - 28 Task cards with the directions "Find the sum."

Page 9 - Recording Sheet for Task Cards 1 to 28.

Page 10 - Answer Key / Student Self-Checking Page.


Add Whole Numbers Task Cards Are Perfect for...

  • Remediation and RTI groups
  • Substitute teacher folders
  • Scoot Game! Keep them all up and moving!
  • Math Workstations
  • Indoor recess
  • Read the Room Game
  • Morning work
  • Emergency sub tubs
  • Morning Math buckets
  • Math centers
  • Early morning students
  • After school tutoring
  • Parent Math Nights
  • And so much more!

This Add Whole Numbers Task Cards Resource has a Matching Add Whole Numbers Center Games Resources:

This Add Whole Numbers Task Card is Part of the Following Bundles:

These Task Cards are so easy to prep, it is perfect to give to a parent volunteer who is asking, "How can I help?" or your PTA / PTO volunteer room. It is also terrific for an Emergency Substitute Tub, Folder or Binder!

A Quick Recap of What is Included in This Add Whole Numbers Task Cards Resource:

→ 28 Colored Task Cards

→ 1 Printable Recording Worksheet

→ 1 Answer Key Sheet / Student Self-Checking Sheet

→ 1 Task Card Folder Cover


You will love how easy it is to prepare this 4th Grade Go Math 1.3 Add Whole Numbers Center Game for your class. My students LOVED Math Centers and your students will too! You can dedicate one of your math centers, math workstations, as a math skill only center. By changing out the skill each week, your students already know the directions for using the math center.

Your math center can be placed in a folder with the folder cover, see my PREVIEW PICTURES and the student can take the center back to their seat if classroom space is limited. Your students will enjoy the freedom of center games while learning and reviewing important skills at the same time! This 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Center Game is perfect for assessment grades for 4th Grade Go Math Chapter 1!

Once your students are used to the expectations of using center games, your math skills math center can run all year with different skills from a variety of over 1,500+ of my center games! Click here to see all my center games.

When it comes to the ease of prepping this Add Whole Numbers Center Game, all pieces are rectangular and easy for you or a parent volunteer to cut on a paper slicer. No need to cut around a cute turkey or round pumpkin task card, just rectangles with frames and the math problems, perfect for fourth graders!

This Add Whole Numbers Center Games Resource Includes:
Page One - A colorful cover page stating "Add Whole Numbers" that can be used for a cover sheet for your file folder in your files. It can also be a math center folder cover for your students, by putting this math center in a folder with the folder cover, your students can take it back to their desk if your classroom space is limited. You can also use the cover page as a poster, placing it on the wall over your math center.

Page Two - A less colorful cover page, saving you colored ink, stating "Add Whole Numbers" that can be used for a cover sheet for your file folder in your files. It can also be a math center folder cover for your students, by putting this math center in a folder with the folder cover, your students can take it back to their desk if your classroom space is limited. You can also use the cover page as a poster, placing it on the wall over your math center.

Pages Three & Four - Twenty-Four center game cards with the Add Whole Numbers math problems.

Page Five - Twenty-Four center game cards with the Add Whole Numbers answers.
Click Here to Download This 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Center Games Resource for Your Classroom Today!

There are many ways to use this Add Whole Numbers Center Games Resource, here are a few of my favorite ways:
  • Use one page as a game board, cut the other page. Place all those cards face down. Have the students turn over one card at a time, solve and place face up on the board. If they are incorrect, the card returns to the bottom of the pile. The winner is the student who places the final card. OR, for a "no winner" version, the goal is for the students to solve the cards independently, but to completely cover the board together. This version can ALSO be played two ways. One way is with the answer page as the game board, another way is with the math problem page as the game board instead.
  • You can also play this game with cutting all the cards and matching up the problems with the solutions.
  • For movement, place the problem cards around the room and the student(s) have to solve the math problem and leave the correct answer card at that location. Have a second student check the answers to extend the game.
  • Mix all the cards together, with two students, deal 5 cards to each student and then place the remaining cards face down. Use as a Go Fish card game!
  • Lay all the cards upside down on the floor and use as a Concentration (some call it Memory) Game!

Add Whole Numbers Center Games Resource Is PERFECT For...
• Remediation and RTI groups
• Substitute teacher folders
• Scoot and Read the Room games
• Concentration
• Match Game
• Go Fish
• Assessments
• Fine motor skills work
• Indoor recess
• Morning work
• Emergency sub tubs
• Homework packets
• Math Night with Parents
• Math centers
• Early morning arrival students
• After school tutoring
• Before school tutoring
• And so much more!

This Add Whole Numbers Center Game has a Matching Add Whole Numbers Task Card Set:

This Add Whole Numbers Center Game is Part of the Following Bundles:

Purchase and Download this 4th Grade Go Math 1.6 Add Whole Numbers Center Games to USE in your Math Center TODAY!

This Add Whole Numbers Center Games Resource is so easy to prep, it is perfect to give to a parent volunteer who is asking, "How can I help?" or your PTA / PTO volunteer room. It is also terrific for an Emergency Substitute Tub, Folder or Binder!

A Quick Recap - This Add Whole Numbers Center Games Resource Includes:
* One Full Color Center Game Folder Cover and/or Math Center Sign
* One Minimal Color {Save Your Ink} Center Game Folder Cover and/or Math Center Sign
* Three Pages of Quick and Easy to Prep Center Game Cards
Common Core State Standard
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.4
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

4th Grade Go Math Year Long Center Games and Task Cards Bundle
Need something great for Fourth Grade?
Click here to see my 4th Grade Go Math Year Long FULL BUNDLE. 

Have a great week Friends!


See ya' tomorrow,

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