Lesson Plan

Math With Bears

This bear-y fun lesson will help your students understand addition and subtraction and reward their efforts with a sweet treat!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to complete addition and subtraction problems.

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

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Gummy Math!
  • Tell students that today we're going to read Bears on Wheels.
  • Tell them to watch for number words. Ask students to see if they can do the simple addition problems that come up while reading the book.

Beginning

  • Teach number names by creating a poster. Tell the class to repeat after you as you write the number and their names (i.e. 11, eleven) from 1-20.

Intermediate

  • Seat students in a circle and practice counting forward and backward from 1-20 as you pass a ball or other item around the circle.

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Subtraction 2

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1 song video
1 interactive story
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Grade
first grade
Subject Math