Reflection: Conferencing Addition Number Sentences - Section 3: Independent Practice


I really enjoyed this independent practice because as I look back I feel I accomplished something. This lesson fulfilled every child's need to interact with number sentences. They had to read their word problems, identified the parts of each problem, and found the number sentences that matched the parts and whole (sum).  My advanced students were able to have extra time to show what they were thinking through drawing.  By keeping them engaged I was able to walk around and assist my lower students with any mistakes or misunderstandings.

The child I am helping in this video is not noticing the parts that are listed in the word problem. I listened to her read the problem and guided her to the parts she needed to focus on to identify the correct number sentence. She was attempting to use 3+5=8 for a word problem that listed 1 dog and then 5 more. She could not yet attend to all the parts of the problem, so I chose to just point out the numbers being used in the word problem and do they match the number sentence she had selected. This helped her see the mismatch and she switched to the correct number sentence.

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Addition Number Sentences

Unit 13: Understanding Addition
Lesson 5 of 10

Objective: SWBAT match addition number sentences to the correct number story.

Big Idea: Our little ones love to find out they can write a "sentence" using numbers and symbols. They like to think it is a secret code they are learning. This lesson teaches them to express their problem and answer with an addition sentence.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, addition, number sentences, First Grade
  43 minutes
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