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Addition Strategies STAIR


Addition Strategies STAIR

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This Stand Alone Instructional Resource is meant to help kindergarten and first graders learn the basic strategies for addition... using a tens frame and counting on.
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Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: PowerPoint
Date Added to MERLOT: December 01, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: December 13, 2012
Submitter: nichole plank
Keywords: Ten Frame, STAIR, Counting On, Addition


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Primary Audience: Grade School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: I used 2011 Microsoft Powerpoint for Mac
Language: English
Cost Involved: unsure
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Avatar for Christopher Munn
4 years ago

Christopher Munn (Teacher (K-12))

Excellent resource for helping students learn math. I like the voice and sound effects and the animations are very smooth and engaging.

Technical Remarks:

The resource would not work on my MacBook using Keynote or any other program I tried. I had to move it to a PC that had powerpoint installed. So it seems like to need Powerpoint.

Time spent reviewing site: 10-15 minutes
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Avatar for Emily Mullins
4 years ago

Emily Mullins (Staff)

This is not only functional, but it's adorable to look at for younger children. In terms of making this universal for all learners, I think there are places that will require more steps, but overall, it is simple, easy and a great tool to use in the future. It was well-designed, and I could see the thought process in terms of younger students, but I'm thinking there will need to be some prior knowledge given to kids with the idea of a tens frame. Have the students already seen this? Would you go through this PowerPoint with them? I have older students, so I may be off a bit. I loved the pictures and the movements of the circles--very helpful and animated. Audio helps too.

Technical Remarks:

There were some link and audio issues, but with a few technical quick fixes, you're good to go.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for S P
4 years ago

S P (Librarian)

This resource is designed to teach kindergarten and first grade students basic addition concepts.  The material here is challenging but clear using auditory and visual cues to engage the learner.  Students are required to properly answer quiz questions in order to proceed through the content.  This resource does include links to urls which may require some user configuration to work properly.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Lacey Daniel
4 years ago

Lacey Daniel (Student)

The assessment and feedback are great in this material. Also several ways of learning how to count were covered which is great for covering different learning styles. 

An outside source was provided very early in the material. The source may have been useful to teachers but the material itself feels like it is meant for young children, therefore the external link may not be helpful.

I think with a few tweeks this would make a great stand-alone resource in the classroom.

Technical Remarks:

There may have been an issue with the sounds. I only got sound effects for wrong answers. However the layout and deign of the material is easy to use and follow. I did have an issue around quest 3 of the second quiz. Sum of 11+4. 15 was not an availabe answer. I then had to try and guess which answer would advance me to the enxt question/slide. Some kind of glitch got me into a never ending automated loop of wrong answer +sound effect. I had to quit the material and start over.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 minutes
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