Monday, November 7, 2011

Equation Anchor Chart

So last week I was supposed to create an anchor chart for how to write equations. I've got no clue what my district had in mind, but here's what I came up with.
I asked the kids what we need to make an equation and they first said numbers to I stuck the numbers on (I had them hiding with tape on them already). Then I asked what was missing and they had to tell me which symbols to put where. And finally we labeled all the parts we already knew and I introduced a few new words (minuend, subtrahend, and difference- can you tell we've mostly been focused on adding). Lastly, each kid got their own mini-chart to label and glue in their math notebooks. Here's a downloadable version, it's two to a page.

How many of you post your objectives? We've never been told we HAD to post our objectives, but I know so many teachers that do post theirs and I think the kids really like to know what they're going to do each week. My kids were very interested in the new chart and have referred to it a few times so I think it's a winner. PS- I don't teach reading so that's why you don't see any reading objectives.

I'm linking this post to Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes. She's hosting an anchor chart linky party so go check it out. I do love a great anchor chart (and an excuse to draw with markers)!

14 comments:

  1. We do not have to post our objectives yet... but I'm sure it's coming. I totally love this idea! Thanks for sharing this!!!
    First Grade Delight

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  2. Your equation anchor chart is great! Thanks for sharing!
    Stacee

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  3. So cool!!!! I'm a new follower and look forward to exploring your blog!!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  4. Hi! I am a new follower. I like the idea of the little pocket chart...simple and doesn't take up tons of space. Thanks for sharing.

    Megan
    www.mrswheelerfirst.blogspot.com

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  5. Just found your blog - looking forward to exploring :)

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  6. Hi,
    I just found your blog. Love your math ideas. Our math curriculum has changed this year and this will work great. If you are interested I just posted a Happy New Year Math and Literacy Unit on TPT. I hope it's something you can use. Thanks again.
    Tammy
    primaryparadise.blogspot

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  7. I love this!
    Dawn
    http://literacymathideas.blogspot.com/

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  8. I LOVE this and will be doing this when we come back after the break! I am your newest follower and would love for you to come follow me! I have TONS of *freebies* to grab! =)

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  9. I'm your newest follower. I just pinned your equation anchor chart. I like. :) Thanks for sharing. I'm over at Forever in first if you're interested.

    Tammy
    Forever in First

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  10. I just used your anchor chart on equations in a post on math anchor charts, I love it. Thanks for the mini-chart also! I am now a follower! :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

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  11. Just wanted to let you know that I shared this at a presentation and on my blog. I referenced your blog and linked you. Here is the link to my post.
    http://1stgraderockss.blogspot.com/2012/07/common-core-addition-subtraction.html
    ~Heather

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  12. I love the objectives chart! We are required and this is perfect!

    Kim

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  13. LOVE your anchor chart!!! I needed this one badly! Love the chart to add to their math journals, too.

    Thanks!!!

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