double-digit math {without regrouping}

Now that my students have somewhat "mastered" the art of addition and subtraction {mentally}, we have moved onto double-digits {without regrouping}! Wahoo! My second graders think they are so big now.

When I explained how easy it was to do double-digit addition/subtraction, they got so excited. 
I could tell that they understood what I was saying and that they were feeling really smart.

To go along with what I have already taught my students, I will be putting these anchor charts up in our classroom to help reinforce the correct way to do 2-digit math. I can't wait to show these to them tomorrow!
{A good reminder for your students: You should start on the RIGHT if you want to get it RIGHT!
Click here to get your own copy (I have also included posters that say 2-Digit)!

The darling Amy over at Step Into 2nd Grade With Mrs. Lemons has some really great printables here and here. I have been using her worksheets in my classroom this week and my students really like them!

I also found some great worksheets here and here.

How do you teach double-digit addition/subtraction?


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  2. so super smart and cute!! I am blogging about math and hanukkah on ateachersbagoftricks.blogspot.com today. Check it out

  3. Ug, I sure hope you post regrouping ones sometime... my 4th graders are TERRIBLE at subtracting through 1,000's.. Probably too much for second graders?? Oh well, tooo cute!!

  4. I liek to teach number bonds, i.e. 56 + 27= 6+7 and 50+20. the kids solve to have 13 and 70, which equals 83. SOOOO much easier than the traditional algorithim I was taught in school! And eventually it gets to be all mental math, too!

  5. I love these. They are going on my math wall tomorrow.
    2B Honey Bunch

  6. love it!!! We've done addition and just started subtraction today. We use pretzel rods and m&m's to make our 10's column and 1's column (mainly just because I don't have base 10 blocks... ha!)

  7. I am wondering if you would be willing to make the chart again for me so that on the tens side it would say 30-10= 20 in the little box on the left (because really it is!)

  8. @ Sherry: That is a great idea! But for now, all freebies come as is! Thanks for understanding:)

  9. Lindsey, you always make the best printable--I adore this! What a fantastic visual reminder! I am printing right now and wanted to say a big thanks for sharing!!! :)

  10. Just beautiful!! Like everything else you do:)

  11. Love these posters. Just wondering... are you planning to make 'with regrouping' ones in the future?

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love those posters! Thanks for the shout-out :)

  13. Can you make some anchor charts for double digit addition with regrouping?? Please!!! Pretty please!!

  14. You are so awesome. I am such a stalker. I love, love, love your "stuff".

  15. I miss your posts :( I absolutely love your blog. I'm a first year teacher and I can't tell you how much you have helped me get started!

  16. I have seen this anchor chart over and over on various boards I follow on Pinterest. We start this skill this week and I'll be using it with the kiddos. I made a freebie worksheet to go with it. I embeded the pin on my blog post so people know where to get the original anchor charts.

    Thanks so much.

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