Are you looking for strategies to help students who have trouble solving math problems requiring regrouping? If so, keep reading.

**1. **Select a peer to model how to successfully solve math problems that require regrouping for the student.

**2. **Create a math reference sheet for the student to keep at their desk (e.g., steps used in solving subtraction problems, addition problems, etc.).

**3. **Create a regrouping reference sheet for the student to use at their desk when solving math problems that require regrouping.

**4. **Assess the appropriateness of the task to ascertain if the student has learned the skills needed for regrouping.

**5. **Give chances for the student to apply regrouping in real-life situations (e.g., getting change in the cafeteria, figuring how much things cost when added together while shopping, etc.).

**6. **Get the student to check their math assignments using a calculator to reinforce the learning of math facts.

**7. **Get the student to independently solve half of their math problems each day. Let them use a calculator to solve the other half of the task as reinforcement.

**8. **Get the student to perform timed drills to reinforce regrouping. The student competes against their own best time and score.

**9. **Get the student to play games using colored chips. Designate a value to each color to teach that a ten chip is equal to ten chips with a value of one.

**10. **Get the student to practice the ideas of “borrowing” and “carrying” from graphic representations of sets.

**11. **Get the student to practice the concept of regrouping by “borrowing” and “carrying” objects set up in columns like math problems.

**12. **Get the student to raise their hand after finishing several problems so the teacher can check their work before continuing.

**13. **Get the student to solve math problems by manipulating objects to practice regrouping.

**14. **Get the student to solve money math problems using pennies and dimes to practice regrouping.

**15. **Get the student to talk through math problems as they solve them to find errors they are making.

**16. **Get the student to use Cuisenaire® rods when solving “borrowing” and “carrying” math problems.

**17. **Make sure that the language used to connect with the student about regrouping is consistent (e.g., “borrow,” “carry,” etc.).

**18. **Give the student a number line on their desk to use as a reference.

**19. **Make sure the student has mastery of math ideas at each level before introducing a new skill level.

**20. **Do not require the student to learn more information than they are capable of learning at any time.

**21. **Consider using Alexa for the Math Classroom.

**22.** Try gamifying your math lessons.

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