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Total Duration:
0 to 30 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
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.)
Motivation/Introduction
Teacher will read “Counting on Fall” by Lizann Flatt.
Teaching/Learning Activities
Students will play an interactive addition game.
The teacher will say: Math can fall from anywhere, even the classroom!
The teacher will ask all students to stand around the classroom.
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.
The teacher will explain that each balled-up paper is either an addition problem or answer to an addition problem.
The teacher will instruct students to throw their balled-up paper in the classroom.
The teacher will instruct students to walk around the classroom and pick-up one balled-up paper off the floor.
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.
Once all the matches are completed. The teacher will allow the students to throw their paper, again, and continue the game.
Closure
As a closing activity, students can play any of the following online games:
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.
Intervention:
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.
View the Special Education resources for
instructional guidance in providing modifications and adaptations
for students with significant cognitive disabilities who qualify for the Alabama Alternate Assessment.