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# Lesson Plan Template

• #### Vocabulary

• Addition: The process of finding the total or sum by combining two or more numbers.
• Sum: The result of adding two or more numbers together.
• Cubes: Small, identical blocks used as manipulatives in math activities.

### Materials and Preparation

• Cube sets (variety of colors)
• TeachTastic Worksheet Pack for Addition up to 5
• Whiteboard and markers
• Visual aids with example problems
• Audio recording device for reading stories

### Learning Objectives

• Students will be able to solve addition word problems with sums up to 5.
• Students will use cubes to represent and solve addition problems.
• Students will improve their counting and addition skills through hands-on activities.

### Introduction

Begin by introducing the concept of addition and its importance in everyday life. Explain that today, students will use cubes to help them solve addition problems. Show an example problem using cubes, such as "Jon had 1 poster, then he bought 3 more. How many posters does Jon have now?"

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

Demonstrate how to use cubes to solve the problem:

1. Place 1 cube to represent the first poster Jon had.
2. Add 3 more cubes to represent the posters Jon bought.
3. Count all the cubes together to find the total.

Explain each step clearly, using visual aids and ensuring students understand the process.

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### Guided Practice

Provide each student with a set of cubes. Present another word problem: "Sara has 2 apples. She picks 2 more from the tree. How many apples does she have now?" Guide students to solve the problem using their cubes, step-by-step, while you model the process on the whiteboard.

### Independent Practice

Distribute the TeachTastic Worksheet Pack for Addition up to 5. Instruct students to complete the worksheets independently, using their cubes to help solve each problem. Circulate the room to offer assistance and observe students' understanding.

## Support

• Pair students who need extra help with a peer tutor.
• Provide additional practice problems with visual aids.
• Offer one-on-one or small group instruction to reinforce concepts.

## Extension

• Challenge students who have mastered the content with addition problems involving sums up to 10.
• Introduce simple subtraction problems using cubes for advanced learners.

### Assessment

Evaluate students' understanding through their performance on the independent practice worksheets and exit tickets. Additionally, observe students during guided practice to identify those who may need further assistance.

### Review and closing

Summarize the key points of the lesson, emphasizing the steps to solve addition problems using cubes. Address any common misconceptions observed during the lesson. Encourage students to ask questions and share their thoughts about the activity.

### Misconceptions

1. Misunderstanding the concept of 'adding': Ensure students understand that addition means combining quantities.
2. Miscounting cubes: Remind students to count slowly and carefully.
3. Incorrectly matching numbers to cubes: Practice matching numbers to quantities using cubes.
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