Lesson Plan

Math Strategies

Students use an interactive whiteboard app to demonstrate and explain their reasoning.
M S.
Classroom teacher
Lincoln Elementary School
Burlingame, CA
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My Grades 2
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning
Objectives

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of different addition strategies and create a presentation that shows their work and explains their reasoning. Students will create a digital library of different addition strategies.

Subjects
Math
Grades 2
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/Attention Getter

Teacher will show a video related to math content being covered. Addition.

Student Instructions

Students will watch and make observations.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

Teacher introduces the Draw a Picture strategy for addition of 3 digit numbers. Model addition using base ten blocks and drawing representations.

Student Instructions

Students will watch and make observations.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Conversing

Instruct students to solve a 3 digit addition equation (with a partner) using the Draw a Picture strategy. Have them draw and then explain their reasoning to their partner.  

Student Instructions

Students will solve the equation using the Draw a Picture strategy. They will use a base ten block model to solve their equation and then explain their reasoning to their partner.

4 Independent Practice

Explain that the students will be making a presentation of their problem solving process using the Explain Everything App. Assist students in using the app.

Student Instructions

Students will individually record a drawing with a voiceover on the Explain Everything App. Students will show step by step how they solved the problem.

5 Presentation

Activity: Presenting

Teacher will have students present their strategy videos to the class.

Student Instructions

Students will present their strategy video to the class.