An innovative and differentiated Common Core aligned math experience where children will practice strategies for solving story problems. They will go through a five-step process including visualization, planning the operation, determining the important numbers, writing the equation, and representing the answer with base ten blocks. Students will learn about great American artist Georgia O’Keeffe in the process! Included are a detailed lesson plan and three differentiated versions to challenge all students!
This activity is part of a Georgia O'Keeffe Artist Study, which is a portion of our complete Artist Biography Unit.
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Artist Studies about the following artists: Michelangelo,
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Common Core State Standards Addressed:
Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.1
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.2 Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
Understand place value.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2 Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.C.4 Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.
CCSS Informational Reading 7. Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
CCSS Informational Reading 10. With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
CCSS Foundational Reading 4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.