Big Idea:This lesson brings all the skills from the prior lessons in addition and subtraction story problems together to allow the student to experience, solve and persevere through simple story problems from their beginning to their solution.
Big Idea:Kindergarteners love to play games. Learning games can help students expand on concepts, learn new things, and build on what they already know. In this lesson, kindergartners use spinners to count and add with a partner. It's a class favorite!
Big Idea:Mathematical signs are foreign to most kindergarteners. This lesson requires them to act out addition and subtraction in a informal way so that they can become comfortable with the signs without pressure of performing accurately.
Big Idea:Young children need concrete models to build from when learning to add and subtract. Using dominoes allows them to understand how quantities and numbers relate as well as understand how two smaller groups combined create a larger group.
Big Idea:Kindergarteners need to be able to visual the events taking place in a story problem in order to successfully solve it. To help them realize this skill, the students are asked to think of their own addition story problem and draw a picture to represent it.
Big Idea:With a little tweaking to an activity that the kids are already familiar with, they reinforce their adding to five fluency by adding two numbers and placing the sum of gems in the treasure box.