After successfully completing and studying our Addition Lesson Plan, students will be able to add within 20 (or more), solve word problems using addition, and work with addition equations. This interactive lesson stimulate the sensory system by incorporating physical activity as students understand addition concepts with experiential learning.
Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction Sample:
- Split students into about 6 or more different sized groups. Largest group should be no more than 5 or 6, and a small group could be 1 or 2 students. (They will not be working together so learning levels are not relevant.)
- Spread the groups along the walls around the classroom. Be sure each group is separated from other groups.
- Label each one of the groups with the name of a color or other option, have a student in each group hold the identifying label.
- Say: Let’s see how many people there are total in Group Red and Group Blue. Have the students in the two groups merge together in the middle of the room. (Choose two of the larger groups for first example.)
- Tell all students to count the total aloud together: 1, 2, 3…
- Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until each group has a chance to be counted in the center of the room.
- Next, ask: How could we add the total number of students in two groups without having you come into the center of the room?
- Allow for responses and discussion.
- Lead the conversation to counting each group separately and then adding the numbers together.
- Next, choose two groups to be counted again, but write the numbers on the board: Group Red has 5 students, write a 5 on the board; Group Blue has 3 students, write a 3 on the board.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.5, CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.6, CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.D.7, CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.D.8, CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.2.OA.B.2
Class Sessions (45 minutes): Two or more class sessions
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