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Finding a missing number in an equation is one of the most critical yet difficult skills for first grade students! This unit will allow you to teach even your most challenging students with confidence as you move from lessons and activities with concrete materials to straight equations that your students WILL be able to solve on their own!
Much of 1st grade is spent making meaning of addition and subtraction, refining addition and subtraction strategies and applying addition and subtraction to solve real world problems. Students need to be able to do more than solve equations to demonstrate they have gained these skills. 1st graders are responsible for demonstrating flexibility with addition and subtraction by solving an equation with unknowns in any position. This unit will help you and your students to do just that.
This intervention resource is designed to support you with everything you will need in order to intervene for struggling learners who have net yet learned to compare two digit numbers in the whole group setting with their peers.
Included you will find:
✎ Overview and Organization
The 5 Day Focus resources are designed to be informative and easy to use. I have included an overview of the related standards, an outline organizing the breakdown of how the topic is taught, a table of contents and a page outlining any and all materials that will be needed. I want you to be able to spend your time and energy on looking at your students results and reflecting on their learning- NOT on organizing materials and trying to figure out how to use this resource!
Pre and Post Assessment Materials that mirror one another will allow you to see where your students began and how far they have progressed. I have also included daily exit tickets and a tracking form so that you can easily monitor each of your students.
✎ Direct Instruction
Instructional lesson activities to use with small groups or individual students. Each of these lessons is detailed and includes hands-on activities. There is gradual release across the 5 days beginning with more concrete models and moving away towards representative and, finally, abstract models. This research based progression will surely help your students to progress.
✎ Independent Centers
Each of the 5 lessons also includes an independent practice activity. The independent activities have been created in the style of math centers so that they can be used directly after the instructional lesson but so they can also be used and re-used as students practice their skills.
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Looking for additional first grade units? This unit is a part of a full year intervention bundle!
Building a Foundation
Numbers & Operations to 20
5) Counting On
Numbers & Operations to 100