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Use "cell phones" to have students pick partners. Have each student pick out a partner for each number (easiest to have students pick a partner for #1, so they match up. Then pick out a partner for #2, and so forth). Call out to students to find their speed dial #5 partner.
Partner Wheel~ Write the names of all the children who you do not want to be together on the smaller circle. All the other students go on the outer wheel. when it's time for students to work with a partner or in small groups, just spin the wheel. Great idea from Fabulous Fourth Grade!
Partner Power activities are nice because each student solves a different set of problems and must do his/her own work, but when the partners compare answers they should be the same. This helps students build confidence as they verify correct solutions, identify errors, and correct their work. Discussions between partners are often great learning opportunities! This lesson focuses on solving one step equations involving addition and subtraction of positive integers.