Reflection: Modeling Counting Back - Section 3: Independent Practice


Counting back can be a difficult strategy for many students to grasp.  This is a strategy that must be modeled for students.  A method for getting students to understand the concept is to have children point to the starting number as they whisper it. Then have them count back by saying the count back numbers aloud.

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Counting Back

Unit 1: Single Digit Addition and Subtraction
Lesson 12 of 12

Objective: SWBAT use counting back as a strategy to find the difference in single digit numbers.

Big Idea: Smack down! In this lesson students will learn how to count back to subtract.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Operations , subtraction, counting
  60 minutes
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