## Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Subbing for Soccer - Ways to Make 5 - Section 1: Attention Grabber - Introduction

This lesson is a result of two critical components in teaching: careful teacher observation and student input. We attempted to do the first part of our decomposing numbers assessment for our report cards a few days previously, and with the exception of about 7 students, the activity was a total flop. It had simply been too long since our extensive practice with decomposing numbers, and many students needed a refresher. They told me, and I listened.

This is where it is good to know your students. I didn’t want them to be discouraged from the struggle earlier in the week and that uncomfortable feeling that they forgot something they needed to know. Since soccer is HUGE with the students and their families, I use soccer as the subject of this substitution-process activity. The subject of soccer is motivating and exciting.

Turning struggle into success
Intrinsic Motivation: Turning struggle into success

# Subbing for Soccer - Ways to Make 5

Unit 10: Decomposing Numbers
Lesson 11 of 12

## Big Idea: We use the concept of "subbing in players for soccer" to show different combinations to make 5.

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Math, Number Sets, whole numbers
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### Michelle Novelli

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