Lesson Plan

Missing Domino: Double Digit Addition

Teach double-digit addtion through the use of dominos

Student will begin to understand two-digit addition computation.

Grades 3 – 4
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1 Hook

Activity: Conversing

Ask students if they have ever played with dominos before. Talk to them about how now they can use dominos to learn how to do addition with two-digit numbers! 

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

*Break up students into groups of 2-3. Give each group a set of dominos and have them turn the dominos horizontally in order for them to see a two-digit number (3 dots on the left and 4 dots on the right=34).

*Once students start to see a connection in the place value of dominos, have them take two dominos and add them together.

*After they are comfortable with this, give them the hand-out with dominos that have missing dots. Have students fill this sheet out individually.

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Exploring

*Do an example with the students using 2 random dominos. 

*Go through the process of adding up each side of the dominos.

*Then draw a set of dominos on the board with a side missing, but give students the answer.

*do a couple of examples and then let them get into their own groups and make up their own problems

4 Independent Practice

Activity: Investigating

*Have students work on a worksheet that you have created with dominos that have missing dots. 

*they are allowed to use the dominos as manipulatives 

5 Wrap-Up

Activity: Conversing

*so today we have learned how to add two-digit numbers. 

*now before you move on, do a two-digit problem on the board without using the domino template