Lesson Plan

How Many Did I See?

This introductory lesson on addition will give your students a great start in understanding how to add! It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Ladybug Addition lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Ladybug Addition lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Ladybug Addition lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to add small numbers using visual aids.

Language

Students will be able to explain how to add two numbers together using pictures.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together.
  • Say, "During recess I saw three butterflies in the garden. Then I saw one more butterfly before coming inside. I wonder how many butterflies I saw in all?"
  • Ask, "What can I do to find out how many butterflies I saw today?"