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Students will learn to solve addition and subtraction word problems by using drawing, fingers, or cubes.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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.
- 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.