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Counting Candy Corn: First Grade Addition Strategies
In this activity, primary students will enjoy coloring the cute candy corn mats while learning different adding strategies. They will learn about adding doubles, doubles plus or minus one, and counting on. A challenge page is included for gifted and advanced learners. This activity is compatible with the Go Math program, but it can be used with any math curriculum. A Google Slides version of this product is included for distance learning or independent center time. Click here to download it!
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