Unit 1 Quick Math Mini-Lessons You Can Count on Pigs and Hens
These 20 mini-lessons with word problems are great to start off your year in kindergarten and with ESL students in primary grades. All lessons and word problems are grounded in Common Core’s Counting and Cardinality. Five lessons involve Common Core’s Operations and Algebraic Thinking. Begin your year with Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI) by talking about math (with more to come in future units). Children begin to explain and justify their answers/reasoning. Children listen to their classmates and ask questions. There are even a couple of problems with multiple solutions for your “out of the box” thinkers!
• Count animals/objects in sets
• Draw and label sets with numbers
• Show one-to-one correspondence
• Compare sets
• Demonstrate understanding one more and one less
• Introduce math vocabulary
• Simple addition and subtraction
• Problem Solving
• Higher level thinking
Three formats available for each word problem to meet your needs. Works well for math journals too.
Word problems are labeled with applicable Common Core Standards.
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Annie Jewell 2014