3.21.2011

addition & subtraction key words | free download |

My students have been struggling with story problems lately.

So... I decided to make some anchor charts for addition and subtraction key words. I got the idea from Jodi at Fun in First (she has really great ideas... if you haven't checked out her blog, you NEED to).


 Here is the addition chart (I love how it is shaped like an addition sign):

Click the picture below to download the Key Words for Addition:

Here is the subtraction chart (which is shaped like a subtraction sign):

Click the picture below to download the Key Words for Subtraction:

After downloading both documents, print on card stock,
arrange nicely on addition/subtraction shaped posters, and laminate.

These charts have got me thinking about a story problem notebook... just maybe...

How do you help your students remember key words for addition and subtraction?

55 comments:

  1. I love these downloads but it says I don't have permission to download. Can you fix it? Would it be easier to email?

    ratsass@frontiernet.net

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  2. i just fixed it! try again:)
    sorry!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing! The subtraction was okay to download but the addition one isn't working.

    www.littlelearnersinc.blogspot.com

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  4. your welcome! i just fixed that one too:)

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  5. OMG, Lindsey we must be teacher twins!!! I have these in my classroom. I think I'll redo them now since yours are so pretty and mine is hand written. I'm also going to make a post soon about my math journals. I think it is what you are looking for. Look for the post in a couple of days!

    Takara
    thirstforfirst.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for these... they'll really help out a couple of my kiddos when we do our daily Super Six math problems! :-)

    ~Laura
    www.firstgradeFUNdamentals.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for the shout out! Your anchor charts turned out great!

    Jodi
    www.fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  8. I've been meaning to make something like this. Thanks for providing these downloads!!!
    Jenn
    http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/

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  9. I have been meaning to make some too. Thank you so much Lindsey!!!

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  10. AWESOME! Thanks for sharing Lindsey!

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  11. I was going to make some of these too! I think I'll be snatching yours up to use with my class. THANKS!

    http://firstgradelyonsden.blogspot.com/

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  12. Downloading and making these signs right now. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Thanks for sharing. They are great!

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  14. Thanks for fixing that!!! I love it. I have done it for comparison words. . .but just in my handwriting. This is so much better.

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  15. {PUFFY} heart love sent your way!!! THANKS SO SO SO MUCH!!!

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  16. I really like this. Very unique and very creative!


    xo Jess

    http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

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  17. Thank you, thank you! Just tonight I sat down and started a list of the words I needed to put together anchor charts for subtraction and addition words. A-MAZING that I read your post and you had already done all the work. Thank you for putting this on your blog!

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  18. Such a great idea! No matter what age I have this is something I would love to do!

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  19. this is perfect! what did we do before teacher blogs?!?!

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  20. So cute!!!! Thank you for sharing! I'm so excited to share these with my students.

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  21. Thanks for making these! I was on my to do list for a while and now it is almost done thanks to you!

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  22. I was inspired by Jodi as well and was going to make some. Thanks for doing it for me! ;)

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  23. hummm....these are great!! what about multiplication and division for the bigger kidos?? That would be super fabulous!! :)

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  24. I taught my kiddos that adding is like Santa..he brings your more. Subtracting is like the Grinch...he takes things away. Then under a picture of each, we have listed words that mean each as we learn them. The kids bring up "Oh that's like Santa so that's adding" all of the time! It is something they can relate to!

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  25. Thank you so very much! On Tuesday I showed my students your photos of them, after school I printed, cut, put, together, & laminated them! Yesterday we went over the charts and put them up in the room! Thank you so much...we have state testing in just a few weeks, so they are great reinforcement till then!
    Nancy Wilson
    nancydwilson@hotmail.com

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  26. Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I ran to school the day after I found this and made it. So cute! I can't wait to introduce it to my kids... making the poster the shape of the symbols is so great!

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  28. Lindsey - I shared this with my coworker and she made it for both of us (i can't cut so straight these days cause of some medicine). But I just finished cutting it out of the laminating. Thanks SO much. We are so excited. And yes, I started a teacher blog. - Sydney
    www.ohthelessonslearned.blogspot.com

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  29. We have a problem solving journal - in the past I've had them glue things to the inside cover - key words, examples of addition and subtraction pictures, thinking patterns, etc. for referring back to. But I noticed that they weren't looking at them - they were all still referencing by big anchor charts on my math board. So this year I decided to save myself some copies:)
    Morgan
    FantasticFirst.Blogspot.com

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  30. Love these! You are incredibly creative and talented. Do you create a lot of your own graphics, i.e. like your "er, est" characters? I love all your stuff!

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  31. I love these! I currently have posters of all 4 operations hanging on my wall but yours are so much cuter :-)

    Would it be possible for you to make a matching set of multiplication and division ones as well?

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  32. Love these! Since I teach third grade I would love to have a set of multiplication and division key words. Any chance you can send me the template or at least the center box so that part will be uniform???

    hendlki@netscape.net

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  33. These will be awesome to share with the 4th grade math teacher at my school for our ELLs. We can make an extension activity by creating ones for multiply and divide.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Join me on The ESOL Odyssey!

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  34. I made these last year and LOVED them for my firsties. This year, I've moved up to third and want to make ones for multiplication and division. Can you tell me what some of these fonts are so I can create matching ones? Thanks so much for your time and, as always, your inspiration!
    Nicole
    nicolescraftingadventure.blogspot.com

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  35. Are there multiplication or division ones?

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  36. Lindsey! Thank you so much for the beautiful sign ideas! All three fourth grade teachers in my school have your addition and subtraction signs. I whipped up some multiplication and division signs and posted them on my blog:
    http://schenkgr4.blogspot.com/2012/01/key-words-multiplication-and-division.html

    I gave you full credit for the awesome design, though!
    -Kayla

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  37. Hi there,
    I am your newest follower and brand new to the blogging world. I love how you shaped created them in the shapes -- so clever! It's great to be able to share and collaborate! Come visit me and give me your thoughts on my new blog. Have a great weekend!
    ~Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  38. Love the key words they work great for ELL. Am a bilingual teacher. I have noticed that for subtraction if you could add "how many are left" am not sure if any others am missing. love the font.

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  39. We made individual foldables, my 2nd graders are having a difficult time this year with subtraction. The Having "Key Words" is super important. :)

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  40. Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!

    http://sweethoneyin2nd.blogspot.com/

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  41. Hi Neighbor! Thanks for the free download!

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  42. Thanks for sharing. Great idea. I'm going to try to make a SmartBoard activity to go with this.
    Thanks

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  43. Just wanted to let you know that I shared this at a presenation 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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  44. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! JUST WONDERING IF YOU HAVE THEM FOR DIVISION AND MULTIPLICATION?

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  46. Thanks for sharing these!! My student teacher made a handwritten version last year, but took them with her to her new classroom! Now I can make my own!! Yay!

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  47. Thanks so much for these! We need these a lot in my special education classroom. I'm going to do a big set for the classroom and then have the kids do their own small ones to glue into their "cheat folder" (a folded piece of paper that has word spellings, etc., that are difficult for them to remember).

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  48. These are fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing! I am about to spend several days on word problems and will definitely make use of this resource!

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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  49. I just recreated these and blogged about them, giving you credit of course. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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  50. I took the terms and put them on a grid so my children could cut them apart and glue them to blank plus signs and minus signs! Now they have their own mini anchor charts! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

    Diane

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  51. Do you know where I can find the same idea for Multiplication and Division?!

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  52. Hi Lindsey! Thanks so much for the very creative Key Words Anchor charts! I just love them. Needless to say that I am now one for your followers.

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  53. Much thanks to You so Much!!! Simply Wondering If You Have then for Math Fractions and Math Multiplication

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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