This is a two week long lesson plan dealing with addition and subtraction in kindergarten. Common Core specifically states that students will represent and solve addition and subtraction problems and word problems using a variety of strategies (manipulatives, fingers, drawings, sounds, acting out, verbal explanations, and/or equations). Each day (except on Monday), you will begin the day with an activating teaching strategy. During this time, I have included two word problems on the powerpoint for students to figure out as a whole group by acting out. I have used student’s names from my class. I highly suggest, changing the names on the powerpoint to use your own student’s names and have them act it out each day. The children have a very good time doing this. While the students are acting it out, have everyone else use their fingers or manipulatives to show understanding of the word problem. For each teaching strategy during the lessons, be sure and model, model, model!
The following is included in the packet:
1. 74 page Powerpoint presentation
2. 10 Day Lesson Plan
3. All workmats and recording sheets included
MCCKOA1: represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawingsm sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations
MCCKOA2: Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.
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