Reflection: Real World Applications Road Trip Task - Section 4: Closure


My students enjoyed this lesson.  It gave them a chance to get away from the math book.  They enjoyed the fact that they had to figure out which numbers needed to be added.  I could have given them the numbers to add, but that would not be challenging.  I have found that most students can add.  They mainly have difficulty with subtraction.

It was important to be to have a lesson that the students can enjoy because I want my students to experience different things in my classroom.  Students get bored easily.  Using a task is a good way to encourage group interaction, hold the students accountable for their own learning, and let them experience a different instructional strategy.

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Road Trip Task

Unit 11: Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
Lesson 10 of 11

Objective: SWBAT figure out a combination of numbers to get to a specified total amount.

Big Idea: Different combinations of numbers give you different totals.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, addition, compare numbers, Operations
  50 minutes
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