Break out the dominoes! Students will practice adding and comparing numbers with this fun game. Use this scaffolded EL Lesson alone or for more addition practice before teaching the **Adding with Dominoes and Playing Cards** lesson.
Students will be able to add two parts to find the whole.
Students will be able to describe the components of an addition number sentence with content-specific vocabulary using visuals and peer support.
Introduce the lesson by playing "Flash" with Domino Dot Pattern cards. Tell students that you will flash a dot pattern, and then hide the pattern. When you clap, students will call out the number of dots that they saw.
Flash a Domino Dot Pattern on the document camera. Display the dot pattern for 2-3 seconds, and then hide the pattern. Clap, and listen as students chorally call out the number of dots.
Display the dot pattern again, and let students study the pattern. Encourage students to explain how they "saw" the number. For example, the nine dots pattern has three groups of three, or the seven dot pattern shows two groups of three and one more.