We’re winding up our school year. My older two are doing the standardized testing that fulfill the homeschooling requirements of our state, but ED is still doing school this last week or so. I thought I’d share the math sheets she’s working on.
A number of years ago, I found a Montessori website that had addition and subtraction problems that corresponded with the colors used in some of the place value activities we’ve done (which I’ll paste in once again below). My older kids seemed to do well with those sheets, but they are no longer available. Anyway, ED was ready to work on addition with “regrouping” — also known as “carrying.” She immediately got the hang of it (and we also used some manipulatives and the stamp game (shown below) to help her understand what was happening when you “carry.” She said she “loves” math and “loves” these sheets. Though to be honest, neither of my other kids expressed such passion about these sheets. Just a disclaimer there if your kids balk and tell you that they stink! Heh-heh!
The first sheets she did had problems with tens and ones:
The second set of sheets had problems with hundreds and tens (a few pages have hundreds plus hundreds):
By the way, if you haven’t already, I recommend that you do some place value activities. Here are links to show you how we covered that:
Place Value Activities (and links to where you can print out your own purple bead sets):
Here is another post for doing similar activities: place value activities. This time we used place value stamps (note that the colors below correspond to the colors I used in the worksheets above). That post has a link to where you can download those “stamp game” materials.
I also made some kitty-themed hundreds cards that you can download if you are interested. At the time I used them for explaining long division, but you can use it in place of the purple dot cards shown above.
Here is the post that I shared a few weeks ago with the pages I made without regrouping: Free Montessori Style Addition Sheets (Without Regrouping)
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P.S. Not too long after I shared the first set of sheets (without regrouping), someone informed me that these are not “Montessori” math sheets. I had gotten these types of problems off of a website that called itself “Montessori” years ago so I made the assumption that they were… (Maybe that’s why they are no long available? Maybe they weren’t Montessori enough?) Anyway, I just make things that work for my kids — Montessori or otherwise… so if you are a Montessori teacher or homeschooler you now have your warning that you’ll need to delve further to see if they are “official enough” and if they work for you.
You might be interested in these fun addition practice pages:
You may also be interested in some of the Montessori-style 3-Part Cards We’ve made over the years. This is a good post to start with: Various Free Montessori 3-Part Cards
If your child knows their letter sounds, they may be ready to learn to read. Visit this post, Teach Your Child to Read, for fun ideas that help your child learn to read!