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Flash Cards

 FlashCards 1-100-use these flashcards to help build number frequency.  Print this document and cut each flashcard out.  Cardstock works best for durability.

Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten: For the littlest learner, start with only digits 1-5.  Once your learner has mastered recognizing and counting 1-5, add on more digits. Practice weekly to help build number recognition and counting skills. 

You could:

-Have your learner place the flashcards in numerical order. 

-Give your learner a number and a countable item (toys, snacks, arts & crafts supplies, etc.).  Have your learner count that many of the item out.  

-Yell out a number.  Have your learner run and find that number. 

First/Second Grade: Start with digits 1-20.  Once your learner has mastered skills for these numbers, add an additional 10 digits. 

You could: 

-Have your learner count and place the flashcards in numerical order. 

-Yell out a number.  Have your learner run and find that number. 

-Give your learner addition problems that add up to numbers 1-20 (or whatever set of numbers your learner is targeting) and have them find the answer.  For example, You say "What is 2 + 3?".  Your learner should run and find 5.

Third-Fifth Grade: Use entire set of flash cards.

You could: 

-Have your learner count and place the flashcards in numerical order. 

-Yell out a number.  Have your learner run and find that number. 

-Give your learner multiplication and division problems with answers equal to numbers 1-100 and have your learner find the answer.  For example, You say "What is 2 x 3?".  Your learner should run and find 6. 

-Work on multiplication skills using skip counting.  Working on 3 times tables, have your learner find the multiples of 3 in the set of flashcards.  3, 6, 9, 12...

Place-Value Chart

Use this Place-Value Chart as a helpful tool to help your learner make sense of large numbers.  Place value is a foundational math skill necessary for operations on numbers such as addition and subtraction, recognizing relationships between numbers, as well as exponents, and higher level mathematics. Print the document, and laminate it for best practices, or use a plastic sleeve.

First/Second Grade:

-Work on addition and subtraction by modeling! Using a safe countable item such as cuisenaire cubes, cheerios, arts and craft pom poms, beads, coins, small paper, etc with adult supervision, start with your learner adding 1-digit numbers together.  Designate a specific color or shape to represent each place value column. Start with numbers that will only add up to 9.  Move up to two-digit numbers, and as the sums go over 10, have your learner "trade" in 10 ones to get 1 ten (using whatever you decided would equal the tens column). Work on subtraction by giving your learner a problem like 12-9.  Model 12 as one ten and 2 ones.  Have your learner "trade" in 1 ten for 10 ones to model the probelm.

-Have your learner work out addition and subtraction problems arithmetically using the place value chart.  Give your learner two two-digit numbers to add together.  Have them write it in the chart and complete the subtraction or addition problem. (Use a plastic sleeve and dry erase marker).  Have your learner work their way up to bigger numbers.

Third-Fifth Grade: 

 -Have your learner work out addition and subtraction problems arithmetically using the place value chart.  Give your learner multi-digit numbers to add together.  Have them write it in the chart and complete the subtraction or addition problem. (Use a plastic sleeve and dry erase marker).