Reflection: Rigor Building Adding & Subtracting Independence - Section 5: Closure


The closure is a vital part of the lesson. It brings the learners back to the focus of the learning. They are required to think, analyze and explain the mathematical reasoning behind their actions. The use of flow charts encourages them to organize their actions in steps. This level of rigor can EASILY be incorporated into any lesson. It is incredibly valuable and pays off in the end.

Your students will grow beyond your expectations if you remember to deepen your closure. Use open-ended questions that require explanations rather than yes or no answers. Remember to honor their comments and support them with academic language. Use sentence stems in the beginning of the year and move away from them toward the end, except for struggling students and second language learners.

  Getting Students to Connect
  Rigor: Getting Students to Connect
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Building Adding & Subtracting Independence

Unit 2: It All Adds Up!
Lesson 10 of 11

Objective: SWBAT set up and solve simple addition and subtraction problems to 10 by rolling dice, lining them up correctly, recording and solving the equations.

Big Idea: Kindergarteners need plenty of opportunities to use conceptual understandings that they have learned like subtraction begins with the larger number and addition is commutative.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Critical Area, Literacy in Math, Operations
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