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Introducing Regrouping?????

Jul 30, 2013 9:01pm

anyone have a creative way to introduce regrouping/carrying to student who in a special education class. We will be beginning to learn adding a single digit to a double digit number and carrying. I plan to review her understanding of place values, confirm she has mastered adding one digit numbers mentally. I just have a block on how to introduce the lesson to gain her attention and how to explain it as simply as possible. She is classified as ED and LD and once frustrated with the inability to grasp a topic it becomes very difficult to regain her focus and desire to learn.

  • Math
  • Pre K-2
  • Planning


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    • Jan 13, 2014 2:58pm

      I used craft sticks (Popsicle sticks). The students grouped sticks into groups of ten and secured with a rubber band. We used these to model problems such at 31-14. Students quickly saw that they were unable to give their partner 4 sticks until they "broke up" one of the tens. I also used a mat that was divided into "ones" and "tens".

      • Jul 30, 2013 10:26pm


        I don't teach math, but I know that UDL principles are great for students who are LD. For example, you may want to use manipulatives so she can "see" what it looks like to carry over. You could do this with M&Ms, macaroni, etc... Also, it helps to give exemplars, so she can see how you solve for single digits, double digits, etc... Lastly, allowing her to collaborate with peers may help her to work out the process verbally which will help her in the future.

        Hope this helps!