Reflection: Joy Make a Ten, Subtraction Style - Section 2: Develop the Concept


I often use music in my classroom.  I will write songs, create chants, and sometimes even a few dance moves come into play.  I have a musical background and I find that when I combine music and learning I find that the students can better recall the information I've taught.  I have often had third grade teachers come to me insisting that I teach them the song about something that former students of mine have recalled.  I have read studies about how often times we commit to memory things that have evoked some kind of emotion.  I think that creating an environment of joy and fun helps the students become comfortable to take risks, and the songs that I teach my students help to create that joyful environment as well as aid them in recalling important information.

  Make a Ten, Subtraction Style Reflection
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Make a Ten, Subtraction Style

Unit 3: The Action of Subtraction
Lesson 5 of 6

Objective: The students will be able to use the strategy of "make a ten" to solve basic subtraction facts.

Big Idea: The big idea of this lesson is that some subtraction facts can be solved by subtracting from the larger number an amount to get ten and then subtracting the remaining amount.

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