Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Addition Number Stories- Day 2 - Section 2: Presentation of Lesson


One of my students finished her picture and equation today and then started writing her number story in words on the back of her paper!  I was really impressed and then encouraged others to do the same before they started their centers.  I was excited that many of the students wanted to do this.  Several did not and just wanted to go to their center which I allowed since it was not originally part of the lesson to write the story in words.  I think I might add this to my lesson next year to encourage writing across the disciplines.  I bring a lot of reading into our math lessons but not much writing.  This would be a great way to incorporate writing into math.

  Writing a Number Story
  Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing a Number Story
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Addition Number Stories- Day 2

Unit 8: Addition
Lesson 19 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to create their own number stories and represent them using one of the methods we have learned in this unit.

Big Idea: After reading If You Were a Plus Sign, students create their own number stories by representing addition using pictures and possibly equations.

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Math, addition, word problems
  60 minutes
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