• Preschool
• Math
• 60 minutes
• 5.0 based on 1 rating
August 18, 2015

Give your students a head start in math with this lesson that teaches them how to add single-digit numbers together using manipulatives.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to add two single-digit numbers together.

## Lesson

### Introduction (10 minutes)

• Call the students together as a group.
• Take responses by raised hands.
• Show the students two manipulatives.
• Take responses by raised hands.
• Reiterate to the students one plus one equals two.
• Write the equation 1 + 1 = 2 on the whiteboard.
• Inform students that today they will learn to add.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

• Write the following vertical equations on the whiteboard 1+3= ___, 3+2= ___, and 4+2= ___.
• Explain to students that addition can be done using manipulatives.
• Complete the first addition problem with one manipulative in each hand.
• Inform students that in order to complete the addition equation the items must be added altogether.
• Ask the students to count the manipulatives repeating after you.
• While holding up the manipulatives one at a time, count to four.
• Inform the students that one plus three equals four.
• Complete the addition problems 3+2 and 4+2 in the same way.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

• Give each student a pencil and a blank piece of paper.
• Give each student two sets of manipulatives to add together. Don't give anymore than 5 in each set.
• Ask students to count the number of manipulatives in each set, and record the amounts on a piece of paper.
• Walk around the room and check the students' addition problems.
• Give the students assistance when needed.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Give each student a Simple Addition #4 worksheet and a pencil.
• Read the instructions to the students.
• Allow them to complete the worksheet.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Give the students a worksheet without manipulatives. Evaluate if they can add doing mental math. Allow students to add numbers higher than 5.
• Support: Give the students a worksheet to count items and write the number to represent the amount of items.

## Review

### Assessment (10 minutes)

• Grade the worksheet completed during independent working time.
• Give feedback and allow for reinforcement if the student did not master the concept of addition.

### Review and Closing (10 minutes)

• Call the students together as a group.
• Have them use their fingers to add numbers together.