Want to make sure your students really understand what addition is? This is a great introduction! This is 1 week worth of math lessons (20-30 min. per day) focusing on the meaning of addition. It shows addition as sets in a whole group starting with concrete examples. Then it shows students how to read, write and solve addition problems followed by some practice. The final lesson is digging into what the equals sign really means. These lessons are part of a group of lessons covering all these topics in my Addition Strategies Pack. Each lesson has partner work, individual work and a ticket out the door to ensure the student's understanding. Some of the lessons are asking the students to use a graphic organizer to explain their thinking. It is a great way to start off a successful year!! Directly aligned with the Common Core Standards and includes many opportunities for student engagement!