This favorite product will have your students understanding addition and subtracttion and knowing the basic +, - facts like a pro! The product is actually a series of activities designed to reflect the way children think and process information. The first activities are strictly hands-on using manipulatives (concrete).
The next group of activities start to be more advanced and less concrete. This step is the pictorial phase. Students will use pictures and colors in these 2-dimensional activities.
The last phase, (abstract), removes all scaffolds (hints, manipulatives, pictures) and focuses on computation.
This gradual, sequential presentation of basic addition & subtraction is the way to go!
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