Addition With the Stamp Game

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Addition With the Stamp Game
Math - Arithmetical Operations
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LevelPrimary
Age5+
PrerequisitesUnderstanding of Decimal System
Static Addition With Golden Beads
Dynamic Addition With Golden Beads
MaterialsStamp Game set
addition equation cards
pencil
green pencil
blue pencil
red pencil
math problem paper
divider (stick, pencil, string, or ruler)

This activity lets the child practice addition at a higher level of abstraction.

Presentations

Static Addition

  1. Take the material to a table.
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  2. Write out a problem.
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  3. Lay out the first addend.
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  4. Lay out the divider under the first addend.
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  5. Lay out the second addend.
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  6. Move the divider out of the way.
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  7. Slide the addends together.
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  8. Count the stamps beginning with the units.
    Record the answer for each place value as the stamps are counted.
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Dynamic Addition

  1. Dynamic addition is begun the same way as static addition.
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  2. When it is time to count the units, stop when you have counted 10.
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  3. Stack the 10 units, and exchange them for 1 ten. Place it in the tens column.
    Count the remaining units and record the answer on the paper.
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  4. Count the tens stamps and stop when you get to 10.
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  5. Stack the 10 tens, and exchange them for 1 hundred. Place it in the hundreds column.
    Count the remaining tens and record the answer on the paper.
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  6. Count the hundreds stamps and stop when you get to 10.
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  7. Stack the 10 hundreds, and exchange them for 1 thousand. Place it in the thousands column.
    Count the remaining hundreds and record the answer on the paper.
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  8. Count the thousands and record the answer on the paper.
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Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

Material

A standard stamp game set includes 81 unit stamps, 81 ten stamps, 81 hundred stamps, 18 thousand stamps, 9 unit skittles, 9 ten skittles, 9 hundred skittles, 1 thousand skittle, 9 green circles, 9 blue circles, and 9 red circles.

(Note: The Stamp Game set used in the Static Addition pictures above was an enormous pain to work with due to the weird box. I would not recommend it.)

Make Your Own

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Stamp Game tiles in color Stamp Game tiles in black and white Math Problem Paper

Where to Buy

Prices and links checked: 07 October 2020
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Introduction to the Stamp Game
Store Price
Absorbent Montessori $47.00
Adena $36.60
Affordable Montessori $33.00
Alison's $36.75
Bruins $89.00
E & O $43.20
IFIT $26.00
Kid Advance $27.99
Material Company of Boston $48.00
Montessori Outlet $32.95
Nienhuis $62.43
Thinkamajigs $33.95
Decimal Stamp Game Sets
Store Price
Alison's $44.88
Montessori Outlet $29.95
Nienhuis $58.29