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1.OA.A.1 Lesson Plans

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"Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem."

Our Take: When solving word problems that involve addition and subtraction within 20, the first grader will use grade-appropriate strategies, such as writing an equation with a symbol for the unknown and drawing a picture.

These lesson plans can help students practice this Common Core State Standards skill.

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Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
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Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards
Double dominoes! Get your students excited to add with dominoes and playing cards. This lesson is a fun way to help your students continue to learn to add.
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Art Subtraction
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Art Subtraction
Practice subtraction with art! Help early learners grasp the concept of "taking away" using drawings. This lesson helps students work toward subtraction with numerals, and the mastery of simple shapes.
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Addition: Over in a Flash
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Addition: Over in a Flash
Encourage your students to take part in some friendly competition with this game that has students practice their addition skills with flashcards.
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Use a sweet treat to help students do hands-on math! Students will practice their addition skills in this yummy activity.
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Math With Bears
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Math With Bears
This bear-y fun lesson will help your students understand addition and subtraction and reward their efforts with a sweet treat!
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Active Math
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Active Math
Have a class that can't sit still long enough to practice their addition? This activity puts math and PE together to help your kids add up to 20 while being active!
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Writing Simple Equations
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Writing Simple Equations
Understanding how words translate into equations is a critical everyday math skill. Take your students step-by-step through this process in this lesson.
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Subtraction Card Sharks
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Subtraction Card Sharks
Make math fun with this lesson that has students work together to solve subtraction sentences. Students will also get a chance to practice their skills individually with a worksheet.
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Basic Subtraction with Marshmallows
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Basic Subtraction with Marshmallows
Tasty subtraction! Your students will have a delicious time learning to subtract with a treat they can eat when they are finished.
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Getting Wordy with Subtraction
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Getting Wordy with Subtraction
This lesson will make solving subtraction word problems fun for students. It includes music and interaction to grab your students' attention.
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Shopping Time
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Shopping Time
Food and grocery shopping will take on a different perspective for students by the end of this activity. Students may even find themselves keeping a closer eye on their pennies!
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Writing Christmas-Themed Word Problems
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Writing Christmas-Themed Word Problems
Your students will turn boring number sentences into fun, Christmas-themed word problems! They will get practice with math and writing as they use their creative juices to write and solve single digit addition word problems.
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Easter Word Problems
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Easter Word Problems
It’s time to start adding and subtracting with word problems! In this Easter-themed lesson, students will get to practice their reading and math skills as they figure out how to write equations and solve addition and subtraction word problems.
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Halloween Hundreds Chart Race
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Halloween Hundreds Chart Race
This Halloween-themed hundreds chart game has plenty of tricks and treats! Students will roll two dice to move up and down the chart to be the first to 100. Players will also recognize important number patterns as they move their marker.
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