Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Making 6 & 7 - Section 3: Whole Group Interaction


I have pointed this out in previous lessons, but I want to emphasize it again.  I often have parents approach me, worried that their child is dyslexic because they write some of their letters or numbers backwards.  This may be a symptom of dyslexia, but this mistake by itself does not diagnose dyslexia - especially in first grade when it's quite common!  I am constantly showing my students when they have reversed something and immediately asking them to correct it.  Do NOT just correct it for them when you are grading their work.  Circle it and jot a note for them to fix all reversed numbers.  This is helping train their brains to catch this early on and not do it again.  If the problem is severe and continues beyond first grade, then I would recommend to a parent to discuss with their doctor or schedule a meeting with my special services department. Here is a video of a student reversing his numbers and how I handled it.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Number Reversals
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Making 6 & 7

Unit 13: Understanding Addition
Lesson 2 of 10

Objective: SWBAT compose the numbers 6 and 7 using different addends.

Big Idea: We want our little ones to recognize that parts, when put together, make up a whole. We begin building the concept in this lesson by using small numbers, 0-7, to show how numbers are made up of two or more component parts.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, addition, First Grade, joining, together
  27 minutes
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