Reflection: Commutative Property: First Grade Style - Section 3: Independent Practice


My goal in every lesson is to catch student mistakes right when they occur because I believe that the faster I provide feedback, the better it will help them in the future when they interact with the same concept.  I know I am kind of setting the bar a little high by thinking this because it is impossible to catch every student mistake when there are 24 of them in your class, but I like to try!

Today, I had one student who did make some mistakes on his last two problems (see the picture of completed work before I helped him). He did not identify the problems needed to be flipped, he copied them again identically in the next space. What I wanted was for him to notice the order of the previous problems and follow the pattern to write a problem, then flip it. I did not catch it in the moment, which was disappointing, but I was able to pull him aside the next day and showed him his mistakes to help him understand.

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Commutative Property: First Grade Style

Unit 13: Understanding Addition
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT use the commutative property of addition to solve addition problems.

Big Idea: My students are learning addition strategies. I want my little ones to learn they numbers can change order and be added and the result will be the same. It's the Commutative Property!

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