Reflection: Advanced Students How Many More? - Section 3: Independent Practice


In this reflection you can see where I point out how two students had different results. My more advanced student did not have to circle the individual partner sets because he had already achieved comparing the amounts and circling them as a whole. I want to point out that it is important to teach different math solving strategies to your whole class and don't feel like your wasting your higher student's time. They need these strategies and will incorporate them into their "toolbox." 

  Advanced Students: Comparing Numbers
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How Many More?

Unit 4: Understanding Subtraction
Lesson 6 of 10

Objective: SWBAT subtract by comparing numbers.

Big Idea: It is very difficult for students to understand it is time to subtract when a problem says, "how many more?" This lesson will have them use a drawing and circling strategy to find how many more and comparing number sets.

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Math, Comparing Numbers, Number Sense and Operations, subtraction, First Grade, strategy
  35 minutes
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