We’ve partnered with Study.com to bring you this set of resources meant to help you differentiate your students’ addition with regrouping practice during centers. PLUS, learn how Study.com can make differentiating in the classroom easier! All opinions are our own.
We have created this set of resources to help you differentiate your students’ addition with regrouping practice during centers. You will find the download towards the bottom of the post where indicated.
Most of us are familiar with the term “differentiation” with regards to our instruction and student practice, but just knowing the word and realizing that our students have different needs isn’t enough. There is so much involved in planning and implementation when you differentiate.
To start with, and especially if you are new to the practice of differentiation, you might want to get a better understanding of what differentiated instruction looks like, its benefits and also its critiques. Our partners at Study.com provide a very concise and clear look in this brief article: Study.com: Differentiated Instruction in Classrooms. (This might also be something you can share with parents to help them understand why instruction looks different for various students in your room.)
Differentiating instruction in reading within the framework of a workshop model is something that takes place very naturally as we meet students where they are within the context of their reading skills and move them forward according to their readiness and specific needs. They read “just right” books, are grouped according to needs and levels and provided with one-on-one guidance during our conferences.
Math instruction and practice can and should look very similar, but without the leveled books we are able to offer for reading, it can be difficult – mostly because many resources must be found to meet individual student needs.
Not only have we created this reptile themed set of differentiated math practice pages as a quick way for you to provide differentiated materials for your students, but we also think you should take a look at Study.com to check out other ways to provide differentiation for your students. It is a fantastic resource!
Our collection includes two sets of problem cards and multiple recording pages to provide your students with various levels of support for guided or independent practice.
The first set of cards all contain problems that require regrouping, while the second set is a mix and contains some problems that will not require regrouping.
With regards to the differentiated recording pages we have created four different options. You will choose the level of support that each group or individual needs as they work to practice and master addition with regrouping. Here are the levels you will see:
- No Support – Students simply record the problems in the boxes and solve them.
- Labeled Columns – Students are provided with columns and shaded boxes to remind them about regrouping.
- Direct Support – Students are asked if they need to regroup and required to circle their answer before solving.
- Concrete Support – Students are given counters to add the tens and ones and regroup of necessary.
We also highly encourage you to check out Study.com as another way to provide differentiated instruction and practice in your classroom. Here are just a few of the things this company has to offer:
- Short 5 to 8 minute video lessons in all subjects for your students
- Assigned lessons and quizzes students can use as homework
- Classroom assignments
- On-the-go access for phones and tablets
- Professional development courses for you
- Printable worksheets and more…
Most of their resources do come at a cost, but Study.com also wanted us to share that right now you can enter the promo code: StudyComTeacherDiffPromo to receive 20% off the teacher plan for the first 3 months (redeemable by January 31, 2019). Just click HERE to take advantage of this offer once you’ve checked them out.
And since we are all about FREE, we also want to share that they have some free resources you can browse and take advantage of. Click HERE to get some additional materials that include full lesson plans including videos that you can use right now with your students. All you need to do is search through the list to see if there is a match for something you are currently teaching.