# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Adding with the Associative Property

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 Author: Whittany Nolen System: Lanett City School: Lanett City Board Of Education
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 32730 Title: Adding with the Associative Property Overview/Annotation: Students will learn ways to add using the associative property of addition. Students will view a PowerPoint presentation to introduce associative property of addition.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):

Local/National Standards:

1. Count with understanding and recognize "how many" sets are in an object.

2. Develop and use strategies for whole-number computations, with a focus on addition and subtraction.

3. Use a variety of methods and tools to compute, including objects, mental computation, estimation, paper and pencil, and calculators.

Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will solve 3 addend addition problems by using the associative property.

1. Student will work in small cooperative groups of 2-4.
2. Students will respond to and create questions appropriate to the concept being taught.
Preparation Information
 Total Duration: 31 to 60 Minutes Materials and Resources: 1. Pencils and crayons2. Two-sided counters3. Math journals (one per child)4. Dry-erase board and markers for teacher5. Bear Counters (red, blue, & green)6. Vocabulary cards (addend, sum, commutative property, & associative property) Technology Resources Needed: ComputerInternet accessDocument cameraProjector and screenPromethean Flipchart Viewer Software (if you are not a Promethean Board user.) Background/Preparation: Students must have a general understanding of number sense and adding numbers or set objects. Students also must have previously mastered the commutative property of addition.
Procedures/Activities: