Reflection: Problem-based Approaches Same as BUGS - Section 2: Direct Instruction


Kindergarteners struggle to understand that addition and subtraction are related. It is important to provide opportunities such as this one that demonstrates the relationship between the two. This kind of experience allows the kids to see a concrete model of how addition and subtraction work together and are related. Providing as many opportunities as possible to experience this connection will benefit the kids when they reach first grade where they start writing fact families.

  Understanding addition and subtraction is related
  Problem-based Approaches: Understanding addition and subtraction is related
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Same as BUGS

Unit 11: Same As
Lesson 4 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify equations that equal the same by counting bugs and making equations throughout a story.

Big Idea: Kinders struggle with the concept that more than one equation can equal the same amount. This story and the equations in it bring it to life for the kids.

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