Lesson Plan

How Many Presents: A Lesson in Addition

Engage your students in a fun, hands-on lesson about addition using a well loved topic—birthday presents!
Need extra help for EL students? Try the Counting Fishermen pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Counting Fishermen pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to solve addition problems using numbers 0-5.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(2 minutes)
How Many Are There? Presents
  • Gather students together.
  • Say, "Who knows what a birthday is?" Allow for a few students to provide responses or ideas. "Right! A birthday is the day you were born. Today we are going to be solving a problem about birthday presents and I need your help."

Beginning

  • Practice counting to 5 in students home language.
  • Provide visuals or additional explanation that sometimes people recieve gifts on their birthday or special holidays.

Intermediate

  • Practice counting to 5 using songs or chants.