Lesson Plan

Common Core - Adding to three digits

Students will practice adding to 1000
Ruth O.
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Victory Elementary School
Portsmouth, VA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to...

- Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction. (Common Core 3.NBT.A2)
- Estimate solutions to and solve single-step and multistep problems involving the sum or difference of two whole numbers, each 9,999 or less, with or without regrouping. (VA SOL 3.4)

Grades 3
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1 Hook

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Playing the "Ice Ice Maybe" Game, use the Emperor Penguin path in front of the room to engage the class. Use random sticks to choose a student to play each round. Between rounds, discuss what strategies the students are using/could use to get the correct answer.

2 Direct Instruction

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Use the Addition Fact topic tool to generate numbers for students to add. Solve as a whole class.

3 Guided Practice

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Using the Dancing Robot activity, practice solving addition and subtraction problems.

4 Independent practice

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Students should individually complete the activities for addition and subtraction up to three numbers in the computer lab or at the class computer center.

5 Wrap-up

Ask student to create a video on how to solve addition and subtraction problems with 2 and 3 digits.