Lesson Plan

Count On It: Adding and Subtracting

Adding and subtracting doesn't need to be boring! Learning to add and subtract can be done with a shoelace or while playing hopscotch.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to correctly identify sums and differences and write simple equations.


(5 minutes)
Indoor HopscotchCount Place on a LaceNumber PatternsPlay Pattern Hopscotch
  • Prior to the lesson, set up a hopscotch board for each group and a place lace for each student.
  • Begin the lesson by asking your students what a number line is and when they have used it.
  • Explain that today's activity will be like a number line, but the "line" for the numbers will look just a little different.