Stomping Out Subtraction and A Differentiated Freebie That Meets Common Core

A while back when I first started this blog, I put out a freebie and instructions on how to make a floor-sized 100’s chart/numberline. 
 It’s a great resource and I’m not sure how many of you were able to actually make one, but I use mine ALL THE TIME. 
I can’t imagine how I could engage my kinesthetic learners more than by using this ONE tool.  Yes, it takes up some room, but luckily we are in a school that encourages creative use of space.  My students are well trained and know the routine and expected behavior for hallway work and at this time of the year, it’s seldom a problem.
We’ve been working crazy on subtraction problems lately.  This is a simple game that I’m adapting this week to coordinate with my dinosaur theme.
The student standing is the ‘stomper.’ He or she shows the other players a number sentence which they record and figure out on their own.  Once they have the answer, they show it to the stomper.  The stomper then ‘stomps’ out the problem moving along the number line to find the answer. 
This week I’m adding some cute recording sheets and dinosaur hats from the dollar tree to get them into the dino stomping mood.
I got mine like the ones above from the Dollar Tree.  If you click on the picture it will take you to the link or just hike on down to your local Dollar Tree and pick a couple up. 
If you’d like to get a copy of STOMPING OUT SUBTRACTION which is tiered for you to meet the different needs of your students and addresses common core standards, just grab it by clicking on the picture below.
and if you’re thinking that a floor-sized number line would be a GREAT summer project.  Then click below to get a copy of the printables and instructions needed to make your own. 
Have fun stompin’

Marsha Moffit McGuire

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