Lesson Plan

Missing Numbers: Math Review

Help! The numbers in our equations have run away and left their answers alone! In this lesson, students will review their math facts and knowledge to solve Ken Ken like puzzles and bring the numbers back to their places.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify missing numbers in an equation.

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

(10 minutes)
Missing Number Puzzle #1Missing Number Puzzle #2Missing Number Puzzle #3
  • Explain to the students that today they will be reviewing their math facts while completing fun puzzles.
  • Ask the students to stand next to their desk for a brain warm up exercise.
  • Play a quick game of Math Around the World: a game in which two students stand at a desk, and the caller (usually the teacher) gives them a math question. The student who answers correctly and with the fastest time moves to the next desk, and the student with the incorrect or slowest answer sits down.

Beginning

  • Allow students to play the game in a small group with supportive students or peers with the same home language (L1).

Intermediate

  • Review key terminology regarding the different math questions students will answer during the game. (e.g., multiply, times, divided by, plus, minus, equals)
  • Provide a visual of each math problem called out during the game.

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third grade
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