Lesson Plan

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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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Double-9 Domino Dash pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Double-9 Domino Dash pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to write number sentences and add one digit numbers.

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

(5 minutes)
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  • Gather the students, and let them know that they will be adding, using different objects such as dominoes and playing cards.
  • Pass around the dominoes and playing cards for the students to see and touch.

Beginning

  • Ask students to give you a thumbs up if they have ever played dominoes or cards. Choose student volunteers to name and describe familiar card games, such as Go Fish or Uno.

Intermediate

  • Instruct students to turn and talk to a partner to name a favorite card game. Encourage them to use transitional words such as first, next, then and last to describe the steps to play the game.