Thursday, October 6, 2011

Regrouping Rhyme

        We are working on subtraction in math right now.  Some of my students were struggling with regrouping . . . so I searched around and found a rhyme on  I have not had a chance to use it with my kiddos yet (that is the plan for tomorrow) but I thought I would share the rhyme I found tonight.


More on top?
No need to stop!

More on the floor?
Go next door.
Get one ten.
That's ten ones more.

Numbers the same?
Zero's the game!

        I would like to tweak the rhyme just a little bit.  I am just not sure exactly what/how I want to change just yet.  Does anyone else have any tricks up their sleeves for teaching subtraction, especially with regrouping?  I would love to hear about it!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love this rhyme idea. I could see adding some kind of clapping rhyme to it for your kinestic learners. We have a teacher in our building that puts on a costume to teach it, a moo moo with a pillow for her bottom. To reinforce "Bigger bottom better borrow." The kids just laugh and comment about it the rest of the year.