This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Nature and Counting: It All Adds Uplesson plan.
Students will be able to represent addition facts up to 10. Students will be able to explain addition within 10 using sentence frames.
- Gather the class together and display a handful of items (e.g., buttons) to the students.
- Model thinking aloud to guess how many buttons you have by saying something like, "I started with two buttons and then I found five more buttons in my desk. I wonder how many I have altogether?"
- Ask students if they can think of a way for you to figure out the total number of buttons you have.