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Addition up to 5 - Add with Pictures
Kindergarten (K) - Math
- Students will be able to represent addition to 5 using drawings and equations.
- Students will be able to understand the meaning of the = sign when combining two groups for a new total.
Learners can show ways to match a model with an addition sentence.
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- Instruction (15 minutes)
- Guided Practice (15 minutes)
- Independent Practice (15 minutes)
- Exit Card Formative Assessment (5 minutes)
- Closure (5 minutes)
- Counting Objects
- Number Cards
- Picture models of addition to 5
- Whiteboard and markers
- Unifix cubes or other small manipulatives
- Plus sign (+)
- Equal sign (=)
CENTERS & TASK CARDS
Add to 5 With Picture Visuals math center for Kindergarten (K) grade.
Includes: Printable digital download
- 12 problem task cards
- 1 student response worksheet
- 1 answer key
- Single-student or great for a thinking pair activity
- 4x6 design makes for perfect photo box storage
IEP GOAL WORKBOOKS
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5 AND 1 INTERVENTIONS
No Interventions Available
Games can be used as a reward, as an introduction to a concept, or for independent practice.
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- Show students a picture model of two groups of objects (e.g. 2 apples and 3 bananas) and ask them how many objects there are.
- Write the equation 2 + 3 = ___ on the board and ask students what the blank represents.
- Explain that today, we will be learning how to use drawings and equations to represent addition to 5.
- Show students different picture models of addition to 5 (e.g. 2+3=5, 1+4=5, 0+5=5) and ask them to count the objects in each group and find the total.
- Model how to draw a picture of each addition model and write the equation that represents it.
- Emphasize the use of the plus sign (+) and equal sign (=) in writing equations.
- Divide students into small groups and provide each group with unifix cubes or other manipulatives.
- Instruct students to create their own addition models to 5 and represent them using drawings and equations.
- Circulate around the room to provide support and guidance as needed.
- Instruct students to work independently to create their own addition models to 5 and represent them using drawings and equations.
- Monitor students' progress and provide support as needed.
- Assign students to create their own addition models to 5 at home and represent them using drawings and equations.
- Encourage students to bring their models to share with the class during the next lesson.
- Provide each student with a whiteboard and marker.
- Show a picture model of addition to 5 and ask students to draw a picture of it and write the equation that represents it.
- Students will be assessed based on their ability to accurately represent addition models to 5 using drawings and equations.
- Review the importance of representing addition in different ways to help us communicate our understanding with others.
- Ask students to share one thing they learned about representing addition today.
- Encourage students to continue practicing representing addition to 5 using drawings and equations.
- Students can practice representing addition to higher numbers using drawings and equations.
- Students can create their own addition problems and solve them using drawings and equations.
- For students who struggle with fine motor skills, larger and easier to grasp manipulatives can be used.
- For students who need extra support, provide additional practice with smaller numbers or use visual aids to help them understand the concept of addition.
No Video Available
- Use manipulatives like unifix cubes to help students visualize addition.
- Incorporate group work and peer-to-peer teaching to promote collaboration.
- Connect addition to real-life situations to show students the practical applications.
- Counting each object in a set instead of using addition to find the total.
- Misunderstanding the meaning of the plus and equal signs in equations.
- Difficulty recognizing different picture models of addition.
Common Core Standard:
K.OA.A.1 Part 1 - Represent addition with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
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