Lesson Plan A1: In the construction zone
Lesson Seed A2: Building with Five blocks
Lesson Seed A 3: Fill the Dump Truck
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This unit introduces addition and subtraction to students through the use of objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out situations, and verbal explanations. Students will explore composing and decomposing numbers to 5. They will decompose quantities less than or equal to 5 in pairs in more than one way. For any given quantity from 0 to 5, students will use objects or drawings as well as their number sense to find that quantity needed to make 5.
Focus Standards (Listed as Examples of Opportunities for In-Depth Focus in the PARCC Content Framework document):
Possible Student Outcomes:
The student will:
Evidence of Student Learning:
Fluency Expectations and Examples of Culminating Standards:
Interdisciplinary connections fall into a number of related categories:
Sample Assessment Items: The items included in this component will be aligned to the standards in the unit and will include:
processes of addition: the strategies or approaches used to solve addition problems, including ‘putting together’ and ‘adding to’. Examples:
processes of subtraction: : the strategies or approaches used to solve subtraction problems, including ‘taking apart’, ‘taking from’, and ‘comparing’. Examples:
visualization: ability to picture a problem in your head or use concrete materials to determine the solution.
decomposition: breaking a number into two or more parts to make it easier with which to work.
Example: When combining a set of 5 and a set of 8, a student might decompose 8 into a set of 3 and a set of 5, making it easier to see that the two sets of 5 make 10 and then there are 3 more for a total of 13.
Decompose the number 4; 4 = 1+3; 4 = 3+1; 4 = 2+2
Beginning in Grade 3: Decompose the number ⅗ ;⅗ = ⅕ + ⅕ +⅕
Part II – Instructional Connections outside the Focus Cluster
rote counting: : reciting numbers in order from memory without aligning them to objects, pictures, etc.
verbal counting: : counting while aligning each number said to an object, picture, etc. in order to solve a problem.
Stable Order Count: : rote counting or learning the number names in standard sequence.
one-to-one correspondence: : rote counting or learning the number names in standard sequence.
cardinality understanding: : is the understanding that when counting a set, the last number represents the total number of objects in the set.
This is a set of 3 stars.
subitize : the ability to recognize the total number of objects or shapes in a set without counting. Example: Recognizing that this face of a cube has five dots without counting them.
regular configurations/structured sets: using well-known arrangements, such as ten frames or tally marks to organize number quantities.
varied configurations or representations displaying number quantities in varied arrangements. Example: Displaying a set of five as: