Lesson Plan

Number Roll

Engage your students with a fun game that provides practice adding three numbers in any order. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **Adding Three is a Breeze**.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Adding Three is a Breeze! lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Adding Three is a Breeze! lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to add three whole numbers whose sums are within 20.

Language

Students will be able to explain steps to add three numbers with sequential words using manipulatives, sentence frames and partner support.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
Number Roll GameTeach Background Knowledge TemplateWrite Student-Facing Language Objectives Reference
  • Tell students the story problem, "I have a fish tank at home. I have seven guppies, five Betta fish and three zebra fish. How many fish do I have in all?"
  • Write the numbers 7, 5 and 3 on the board, with a picture of the different types of fish.
  • Ask students to turn and talk to a partner and restate the problem in their own words. Underline the phrase "in all," and ask which math operation is needed to solve the problem (addition).