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How To Teach Addition to 5 With Addition Model Matching to Addition Sentences

Updated: Mar 25, 2022

In this article, we are going to be learning differentiated instruction, how to teach a kindergarten intervention lesson for addition to five with model matching to addition sentences.

The lesson is segmented into the following five categories

  1. Introduction

  2. Guiding Question

  3. Teacher Modeling

  4. Independent Practice

  5. Assessment

Hi, I'm Bran Hicks with TeachTastic Publishing, where we work hard to scaffold and differentiate lessons for all different types of math intervention.

In this particular intervention we're going to be tackling addition to five with concrete models and matching to addition sentences.


Review academic vocabulary

As the teacher, you can begin this lesson with a review of the academic vocabulary

  • addition sentence

  • addition model

  • in all

  • plus

  • equals

  • concrete


In the discussion portion of this lesson, we’re going to display two blue cubes with one green cube connected. We are also going to display three orange cubes connected, placed just below them.

Ask the students

  • What do you see?

  • What do you notice?

  • Does anyone think they can make up an addition sentence that explains this model?

As you move along with the questions, there are some things to listen for and notice. Are you hearing the kids making the connections between what they see? “I see two blue cubes” and “I see one green cube” might be common things they say.

Are they able to form addition sentences or articulate that two and one is three?