Lesson Plan

Adding Cards

Use a fun card game to practice adding numbers in this fun hands-on addition lesson!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to solve addition problems using numbers 0-5.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together and introduce the lesson by singing a number song such as Numbers Song 1–10
  • Say, "Today we are going to practice adding two numbers together! When we put numbers together to see how many there are in all, we call this addition."

Beginning

  • Practice counting in students' home language (L1) as able.

Intermediate

  • Use a number line to reference written numbers during the song or story review.