"On the white paper (plain popcorn) I wrote numbers, on the yellow (buttered popcorn) I wrote math symbols (+ – x ). Students can then choose 2 pieces of white popcorn and 1 piece of yellow. They write the equation and answer in their books.
Highly Able (make ten then count on strategy) Math Coach's Corner: Make a Ten Strategy for Addition. Kiddos make tens to help master harder addition facts. Grab this little freebie for practicing the strategy!