Project the Prior Knowledge Connection
Say to the students, “Today we are going to be using strategies to help us solve addition and subtraction equations. A strategy is like a plan. Strategies help us think about and solve math problems.
What strategy would you use to solve the following equations?
Sort the equations into categories.
2 Direct Instruction
Project the Task Introduction Video to show the solution to the Prior Knowledge Connections and then introduce a similar scenario requiring students to apply known strategies to solve equations mentally
- How is the new problem in the video similar to the one you just worked on?
- How is the new problem in the video different from the one you just worked on?
- How can the strategies you already know help you to solve problems mentally?
Watch the video and participate in the teacher led discussion.
3 Guided Practice
Project Conceptual Understanding Task in front of the class and allow students to work.
Projected time 10-15 minutes
Complete the Conceptual Understanding Task
4 Independent Practice
As students work, use the Task Implementation Guide to:
- Monitor student progress
- Ask questions to move students thinking forward
- Make decisions about the discussion of the work
After students have finished their work, use the topics below to facilitate a discussion.
Play the video that explains the Key Concept behind the lesson and demonstrates how to solve the task.
- Different strategies and why they are efficient for given problems.
- Importance of knowing some facts from memory to help you solve new problems.
Project “Closing” and read the statements to the class about the Key Concept of this lesson
Handout the “Exit ticket” and allow 5 minutes to complete.
Instructional guidance: Review doubles and near doubles facts to help students understand the difference between each strategy as well as help commit facts to memory.
Complete the Exit Ticket