Lesson Plan

# How much do I have?

Students will learn to solve addition and subtraction word problems by using drawing, fingers, or cubes.
Jamie H.
Student
My Subjects Math, World Languages, English-Language Learning
Objectives

I can follow the teacher’s instructions.

I can say the meaning of plus or addition.

I can develop a strategy to solve addition problems.

I can discuss my strategies with my peers or teachers.

I can choose my favorite strategy.

I can use addition to solve real-life situations.

Subjects
Math

#### 1 Engage

• Watching the video and asking students to present number 1-10.
•  Ask them if they have different ways to present 1.
•  Play the video. After watching the video, I hope some students might understand they can use different ways to express number 1-10.
• Students will think and develop a way to express number. Students can share their ideas with classmates and me.
• Tell my students I am going to play a magic show, which allows students to think about how can they solve an addition problem.

#### 2 Explore

Activity: Other — Brainstorming
• Tell my students I am going to put three yellow balls first and then one student will add 4 green balls into my hat. After that, students to explore and develop their thinking.
Student Instructions
• Students will talk to their neighbors about their ideas.
• students share their ideas.
• Students can touch their head if they have the same thought. Students who touch their nose mean they have different thoughts, so a teacher will encourage those kids to explain their thoughts.

#### 3 Explain

Activity: Investigating
• Lead students to write down the number sentence (3+4=?). Students will express the meaning of plus or addition.
• Solve this problem on the paper or by multiple methods and objects. Students can walk around to find suitable objects to solve their problems.
• A teacher clarify their thoughts. Ask students to find the second strategy to solve this problem.
Student Instructions
• Any student with a magician’s hat will share his or her ideas with others, and a teacher will justify their answers or explain clearly to them.

#### 4 Elaborate

• Ask students what strategies they like?
• Play the video for my students. Students and I will sign together.
•  After watching the video, students think where or what situations they will use addition. A teacher can give them a place or students pick up a place.
• Do a role-play together to integrate the concept of addition and their life experiences.

#### 5 Evaluate

Activity: Assessing
• Students and a teacher will play a game to solve a word problem. Students can share their ideas with us.
• Praise students for their hard work.