Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation On Your Mark... - Section 2: Opening Discussion


If you are like me, you have super wiggly 6 year olds in your room. Multiply that one wiggly child by 26, and you will go gray! To help those kids use up that energy while learning, I try to plan lessons that present the material in many different ways - visually, orally, and, of course with first grade, kinesthetically. 

To build student motivation for kinesthetic (and really all) learners in this lesson, I used a floor number line. You can make one or buy one on Amazon. I love the one I have in my room! It lets kids get up and moving to solve problems.

This game creates an exciting visual for all students and makes this lesson even more fun. I had students put a penguin puppet on the start with number and told them to take little penguin jumps to get to the get to number. For my wiggliest kids, this was all the needed to get motivated!

  Motivating Kinesthetically
  Intrinsic Motivation: Motivating Kinesthetically
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On Your Mark...

Unit 16: What the WHAT?! Teaching Challenging Story Problems
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT model missing addend and subtrahend number sentences using a number line.

Big Idea: The number line is a tool students will use in math from Kindergarten all the way through high school! This lesson has students explore how to model missing addend/subtrahend using the number line.

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