I have not been very good about blogging lately! I have been sick and I'm finishing my "Master Teacher" project....which has been tons of work! I will find out in May if I pass!
Anyhow, here's what I did to introduce turn-around facts:
|I made these large nametags. You can get them here.|
|Students took turns "trading spots" and noticing that the sum stayed the same!|
|I copied the nametags on colorful paper and put them in sheet protectors with yarn.|
|Be sure to triple-knot your yarn. Mine were coming undone.|
For your students that are really having a hard time with the concept, I find it helps to give them sticky notes with the individual numbers and signs on them so they can manipulate the numbers and signs.