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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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.
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.