## Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Where Are the Dots?-Making 10 - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment

This lesson is attempting to move the students to a level of automaticity to know what two numbers combined make ten.  This automaticity cannot be achieved in just a few lessons.  Children must be immersed in mathematical concepts throughout the day.  Adding simple activities to the day like activities on morning meeting messages, circle time, centers etc. will help build that understanding. Even something as simple as finding a partner can be an opportunity for learning by giving the students a number card and telling them to find their partner by making 10.

Some teachers make the mistake of "departmentalizing" the day.  Teaching math only during math will not build the foundation of learning that is necessary in kindergarten.   Our students need every possible advantage.  Planning carefully throughout the day will give our students the edge they need to be successful in subsequent years.

Where Are the Dots?-Making 10.
Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Where Are the Dots?-Making 10.

# Where Are the Dots?-Making 10

Unit 8: Introduction to Addition and Subtraction
Lesson 6 of 12

## Big Idea: Dot the Dog is back, but this time without her dots. Students must use other strategies and tools such as counting on, manipulatives, etc. to solve the number bonds.

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### Joyce Baumann

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