Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Problem Solving: Using Objects - Section 1: Rev Them Up


I was taught many years ago in a very good reading workshop to always lead students to answers with questioning and clues, but never outright give them the answer because it does not allow them the opportunity to learn it and own the new information. The more they have to work for it and then finally get it on their own, the more their brains retain the information from the connections made.

... And then I watched this video of myself trying to teach the concept of counting on from a given number and hated what I saw.  I should have asked the kids if they noticed what I was doing when I counted, not just offer up the idea. They did help me check the cards at the beginning of the lesson, but I should have had them check them again with me here to reinforce it before I began talking about adding faster.  Also, the video does not show it, but I did not offer any practice for the kids to count the way I was showing them with the cards.  It would have been easy for me to have them use their fingers to count with and count on.  Next time I hope to remember to slow things down and allow students time to practice arriving at the answer using a strategy!

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Problem Solving: Using Objects

Unit 13: Understanding Addition
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT solve addition problems using objects.

Big Idea: Some problems can be solved by using objects. Students can use these objects to act out problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, addition, joining, First Grade
  36 minutes
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