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Primary Addition, Subtraction, Fact Family Lesson


Primary Addition, Subtraction, Fact Family Lesson

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Math lesson reinforcing addition, subtraction, and fact families.  Demonstration and hands-on exploration and inquiry based activities.  Incorporation of technology for practice and evaluation.
Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 10, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: July 02, 2012
Submitter: Karen Soles
Keywords: inquiry based introduction, primary math, facts family, addition, subtraction, exploration, second grade



Primary Audience: Grade School
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
Accessiblity Information Available: yes
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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Avatar for jeff brown
3 years ago

jeff brown (Administrator)

The lesson is appropriate for the early elementary audience you targeted.  Allowing the students to use manipulatives to represent the fact families, followed by drawings, followed by additional practice with the whiteboards gives them several different representations for addition and subtraction.  Given that this was for a second grade audience, students should be able to handle multiple representations during a single lesson.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes

Avatar for Abbie Bucska
3 years ago

Abbie Bucska (Teacher (K-12))

This is a great lesson to review or learn basic addition and subtraction!  Many of my 3rd grade students would even benefit from this lesson.  It is important that students used manipulatives to actually see and touch what is being put together and what is being taken apart for each problem.  Also, it is beneficial that the students shared their thinking with their peers.  Sometimes something a student says while sharing can click with another student when it did not make sense beforehand. You also incorporated technology well by using the SmartBoard to model and share as well as online games to reinforce the concept.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes
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Avatar for Melissa White
3 years ago

Melissa White (Faculty)

Nice job posting!