Friday, September 21, 2012

Flip Flop Addition

Last week our first grade team introduced the commutative property to our students. Now, I am a strong believer in teaching students the correct terminology for things, but I also know that at this age they sometimes need something a little more fun to help them remember. Because of this, the commutative property has always been known as "flip flop addition" in my classroom. I've found that this really helps the strategy "stick" and I FINALLY decided to create some activities to go along with the name we use. (Probably because I am really not digging our new math series...anyone else using Go Math? Not my favorite...)

I uploaded my activities to TPT, so if you're teaching your firsties (or seconds!) about the commutative property, too, feel free to check it out!

For a Friday bonus, I'll send a copy to the first three people to comment for FREE. :) Just leave a comment with your email address and I'll send it your way!


Loco Teacher said...

This looks amazing!

The Loco Teacher

Heather said...

How cute!

Swinging Through Second Grade

Constance said...

I would love this! CUTE!!

thepolkadotowl said...

It looks great! Those flip flops are too cute! :)

Mrs. Mac said...

Adorable! I'd love a copy! :)

Laura said...

Just found your blog! Your blog name alone makes me like you already!! Welcome back to blogland!
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Heather's Heart said...

I am sad to have missed this but will add it to my wish list! =)

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Heather's Heart