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Primary Addition, Subtraction, Fact Family Lesson

Primary Addition, Subtraction, Fact Family Lesson

Math lesson reinforcing addition, subtraction, and fact families.  Demonstration and hands-on exploration and inquiry based activities.  Incorporation of technology for practice and evaluation.


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Jane Moore
Jane Moore (Faculty)
1 year ago
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jeff brown
jeff brown (Administrator)
11 years ago

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
Abbie Bucska
Abbie Bucska (Teacher (K-12))
11 years ago

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.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes
Melissa White
Melissa White (Faculty)
11 years ago

Nice job posting!