I’ve always found it fairly easy to make math fun. There so many different ways to create active and hands-on math lesson, especially with topics like geometry, fractions, and measurement. Unfortunately, I’ve always struggled with addition and subtraction of large numbers. In fact, I believe in some of my older blog posts I even said that my first nine-weeks of math was my least favorite unit of the year! It was seriously difficult to make three digit addition and subtraction, with regrouping, fun for third graders. This summer, one of my goals was to create addition and subtraction worksheets that were rigorous yet engaging for students. Fortunately, I was feeling pretty creative, and I love the end result No Prep Addition and Subtraction.
I do want to make a disclaimer statement. I love my No Prep packs, but I don’t believe they should replace quality instruction. I only use the packs as a supplement to my instruction. I definitely don’t try to use every page or follow the pages in a specific order. I simply use the printables as needed. If I see an area of need for an individual student, group, or even the whole class, I choose the activity that best fits the need. That’s one of the reasons that I love this pack-there is such a large variety of activities to choose from!
I’ve included some traditional pages, because I’ve certainly had the need for them year after year. I’ve also included several interactive pages, and those are the ones I’m especially excited about! Like the other packs, I included a booklet as an introduction. This is a bit different, because rather than explaining the concept of addition and subtraction, I described different types of word problems. This is a huge need for my third graders, so I’m thrilled to have that to kick off the year.
I like the backward approach to this sheet. In this printable, students have to determine and explain why the answer is incorrect.
I love where students not only solve the problem, but they also sort the equation into if and how the numbers were regrouped to solve the problem.
I could keep going with more of my favorite activities! There are the 14 printables with just addition, 15 printables with just subtraction, and 8 printables that combine addition and subtraction. You can check these activities out in my TpT Store!