Addition Sentences

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The lesson focuses on translating addition sentences from symbols (“3”) into words (“three”), for example.  A chart which lists the symbol and word for the numbers 1 through 20 is included with the lesson. The symbols and words for the plus (“+”) and the equal (“=”) signs are also listed. The lesson may be used in conjunction with other math lessons related to addition.

Addition Sentences Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Addition Sentences
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on Addition Sentences
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The lesson focuses on translating addition sentences from symbols (“3”) into words (“three”). A chart which lists the symbol and word for the numbers 1 through 20 is included with the lesson. The symbols and words for the plus (“+”) sign and the equal (“=”) sign are also listed. The lesson may be used in conjunction with other math lessons related to addition.

Classroom Instructions:

  1. Begin by explaining to students that there are different ways to represent the same information. Numbers can be represented by pictures, words, or mathematical symbols.
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of addition sentences problems in order to help them practice the new information. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on addition sentences. Have students practice problems with writing numbers in words and symbols.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems while learning how to spell the names of the numbers.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work as a class.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the vocabulary.
  8. In closing, ask students to think of other words that would represent addition.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

None for Grade 1

CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.A.3

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Subject

Math