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Multiple Addends - More than 2 numbers to add? - Section 2: Explore

The use of a self-checking activity like versatiles is a really great way to make some one-on-one or small group time for lower level learners. I have a high population of ESL students, and I have a block of special education students, so I like to do these types of activities. Today I was able to sit and work with small groups of students in each of my blocks and clear up some issues. In one block we didn't actually work very much on the assignment I gave, as they were still struggling with the basics of adding integers - in that block I actually got out the white boards and my table group did something completely different than the rest of the class. Without a self-checking activity where the kids weren't awaiting my feedback, I would not have had the opportunity to just sit and work with small groups.

*Versatiles Reflection*

*ELL Students: Versatiles Reflection*

# Multiple Addends - More than 2 numbers to add?

Lesson 5 of 23

## Objective: Students will be able to solve real world and mathematical problems on adding integers with multiple addends.

#### Launch

*10 min*

**Opener: **As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener. Please see my instructional strategy clip for how openers work in my classroom (**Instructional Strategy - Process for openers**). This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is **mathematical practice 3**.

**Learning Target: **After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. In today’s lesson, the intended targets are, “I can solve real world and mathematical adding integer problems with multiple addends.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).

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#### Explore

*50 min*

**Instruction: Multiple Addends Explore Narrative**

**Table Practice**: Students will work with their homogeneous table groups to complete 12 adding integers with multiple addends application problems - Versatiles Activity. For these problems, students will reason abstractly (**mathematical practice 2**) to write and then simplify integer expressions which model (**mathematical practice 4**) the given scenario. With this topic, it is very important that students are precise when paying attention to the signs of the numbers, **mathematical practice 6**. Students will use a set of versatiles to check their work, and I ask that students persevere with the problems (**mathematical practice 1**) until they find the correct answer. Please see the site www.hand2mind.com/versatiles for more information or to purchase versatiles. As students are working, I will walk around to monitor student progress, as well as stop and work with tables who appear to be struggling. Based on the previous activity, I will have a good idea of which students will need additional assistance.

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#### Summarize + Homework

*5 min*

**Write Your Own: **To summarize this lesson, I am going to ask students to write and solve their own multiple addends integer problem on the back of their opener. Students like to make up their own problems, and this activity will give me a good indication of who is grasping the concept and who is not. I will ask that they place their papers on the opener table on their way out of my room.

**Homework:** I will take this time to pass out the homework sheet on adding integers. Philosophy on Homework

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- LESSON 1: Integers and Absolute Value - Are two steps forward and two steps back the same thing?
- LESSON 2: Modeling Addition - Opposites Attract, You Know?!
- LESSON 3: Integer Addition Word Problems - Can You Picture It? (Two Day Lesson)
- LESSON 4: Adding Integers - What's the Rule?
- LESSON 5: Multiple Addends - More than 2 numbers to add?
- LESSON 6: Adding Integers Review
- LESSON 7: Adding Integers Test
- LESSON 8: Subtracting Integers - How does subtraction relate to addition?
- LESSON 9: Subtracting Integers Practice - Can you subtract more than two integers?
- LESSON 10: Addition and Subtraction of Integers - DOMINOES!
- LESSON 11: Adding and Subtracting Integers - Real World Applications
- LESSON 12: Adding and Subtracting Integers - REVIEW!
- LESSON 13: Adding and Subtracting Integers Test
- LESSON 14: Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions - Remember Those Integer Rules!
- LESSON 15: Adding and Subtracting Signed Fractions Fluency Practice
- LESSON 16: Adding and Subtracting Signed Decimals - Line Up Those Points!
- LESSON 17: Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers - Practice Makes Perfect!
- LESSON 18: Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers - Test
- LESSON 19: Multiplying and Dividing Integers
- LESSON 20: Multiplying and Dividing Rational Numbers
- LESSON 21: Problem Solving with Rational Numbers
- LESSON 22: Fractions to Decimals - Terminate or Repeat?
- LESSON 23: Rational Number Unit Test