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Author: LaTonya Barnes
System:Birmingham City
School:Princeton Alternative School
Lesson Plan ID: 33191
Title:

Let's Throw Paper!! Addition Game

Overview/Annotation:

Students will throw addition problems or answers (on paper) across the classroom and find the matching problem or answer! Students will use mental math to compute the matching answer. Students will quietly walk around the classroom to find the person with the matching paper. Let’s throw math around!

This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

Content Standard(s):
MA2013(1) 6. Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 - 4 = 13 - 3 - 1 = 10 - 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 - 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13). [1-OA6]
MA2013(1) 8. Determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation relating three whole numbers. [1-OA8]
MA2013(1) 12. 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. [1-NBT4]
Local/National Standards:  
Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to:

  • Add and subtract within 20
  • Determine the unknown whole number in an addition equation
  • Use concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and relate the strategy to a written method, and explain the reasoning used.
Additional Learning Objective(s):  
Approximate Duration of the Lesson: 0 to 30 Minutes
Materials and Equipment:

  • Paper
  • Basket
  • Book: Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt
Technology Resources Needed:

Computer with Internet access

Background/Preparation:

  • Teacher will write addition equations on half-size copy paper and ball up the papers. Example: 2 + 6 =
  • Teacher will write answers to the equations on half-size copy paper and ball up the papers. Example: 8
  • *** The teacher needs to make the exact number of papers as the students in the classroom. For example, if there are 20 students, the teacher needs 10 addition equation papers and 10 addition additions to the equations. (If there is an odd number of students in the classroom, the teacher needs to play the game with the students in order for papers to have a match.)
Procedures/Activities:

Motivation/Introduction

  1. Teacher will read “Counting on Fall” by Lizann Flatt.

Teaching/Learning Activities

  1. Students will play an interactive addition game.
  2. The teacher will say: Math can fall from anywhere, even the classroom!
  3. The teacher will ask all students to stand around the classroom.
  4. The teacher will pass around a basket of balled-up addition problems and answers to the addition problems- all balled up in the same basket. Each student will get one balled up paper.
  5. The teacher will explain that each balled-up paper is either an addition problem or answer to an addition problem.
  6. The teacher will instruct students to throw their balled-up paper in the classroom.
  7. The teacher will instruct students to walk around the classroom and pick-up one balled-up paper off the floor.
  8. The teacher will explain that the objective of the game is to find the matching addition equation or answer. There is only one person in the room that has the match.
  9. Once all the matches are completed. The teacher will allow the students to throw their paper, again, and continue the game.

Closure

  1. As a closing activity, students can play any of the following online games:

http://www.abcya.com/addition.htm

http://www.multiplication.com/games/addition-games

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/math_addition_games.html


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Assessment Strategies:

Informal Assessment:

  • Oral Assessment
  • Visual Assessment
Extension:

  • Turn this game into a Subtraction Game: Teacher will write tally-marks and numbers on half-size copy paper and ball up the papers.
  • Turn this game into a Tally-Mark Game: Teacher will write tally-marks and numbers on half-size copy paper and ball up the papers. Turn this game into a Number Game: Teacher will draw visual representations of numbers and numbers on half-size copy paper and ball up the papers. Example: 5 pigs & #5
  • Student-made game: Once the children understand the game, the students will make addition equations and answers to the equations.
Remediation:

  • Demonstrate the procedure over again as needed.
  • Students with learning disabilities will be provided a designated peer helper.
  • Students with learning disabilities will be provided paper and pencil for solving addition equations.
  • ELL students will be allowed more time to complete assignment. These students are also allowed to work with a partner.
  • ESL students will be provided a model, as well as visual aids. Students work will be modified as well as given extra time to complete tasks.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

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