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Students will count forward or backward from any given number chosen.
- Begin your lesson by asking your students questions about counting. Potential discussion questions include: "Have you ever lost count and needed to know where to start? What do you do when you need to know how many pencils you and your neighbor have?"
- Show your students how to roll the dice. Put the dice into the plastic container and shake them inside. Show your students the numbers on top of the dice, explaining that they will be adding these numbers together in the lesson.
- Review numbers 1-10 in English and student's home language (L1).
Introduce or review the concept of adding with students to check for their understanding.
- Have students practice identifying numbers on a die prior to the lesson to check their comfort and familiarity.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Using the numbers from the previous roll, instruct your students to add the dots together. For example, if the numbers are five and six, have them add those numbers together to get 11.
- After determining the sum, or the total, of the two numbers, direct your students to find out the number before and after that sum. For example, if the sum is 11, they will count forward to the next number to get 12, and they will count backward to get the number before (10).
- On the board, draw a red circle as seen in the worksheet. Write the sum (11) in the center.
- Call on a student to say the the numbers that come before and after 11.
- Write the previous number (10) to the left of the circle on the board, and write the next number (12) to the right of the circle on the board.
- Model how to add numbers together using smaller quantities with math manipulatives for support.
- Review mathematical terms ("sum," "add," etc) in both English and student home language (L1).
- Model the steps of the game using a student as your partner. As you teach the steps, provide visuals to reference.
Guided Practice(5 minutes)
- Give each of your students a recording rolling worksheet.
- Roll the dice and show them to your class again.
- Have them add the two top numbers.
- Instruct them to find the sum, the previous number and the next number on their worksheets.
- Ask for a volunteer to say these numbers aloud to make sure that everyone has the same numbers.
- Play a round of the game as a whole group, having the students practice finding the sum collaboratively (e.g. echo counting or counting together as a group).
- Pair students together to play the game during the practice round.
- Provide students with manipulatives to support their addition if needed.
Independent working time(10 minutes)
- Give each of your students two dice.
- Instruct them to roll the dice by shaking them in their hands, then add the two top numbers.
- Have them write the sum in the red circle, the previous number before the circle, and the next number after the circle.
- Have them repeat this process four more times.
- Pair students together to play the game.
- Provide students with math manipulatives and a number line to support their addition.
- Pass out materials and direct students to work independently while you repeat each step of the process, having them pause between steps to ensure understanding.
Enrichment: Give students additional dice to roll. Have them add more numbers together and see how high they can count.
Support: If your students are having trouble identifying numbers, ask them to just add the numbers together instead of counting backward and forward.
- Write each student's name on the assessment sheet in the empty space provided.
- Walk around the class and circle numbers that the students can recognize. This will give an indication of what numbers your students know.
- Circulate around the room and check that students are able to identify the numbers on the dice and add the numbers together.
- As students are working, ask them guding questions to assess their understanding, e.g., "What number did you roll? What numbers will you add together? How do you know?"
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Ask your students to call out the sums that they rolled. Write these numbers on the board.
- Ask your students to call out the previous and next numbers, and write those numbers on the board as well.
- Keep asking until you have all the numbers from one through 13.
- Play a final game with the class and have them practice saying the numbers aloud as a group.
- Provide a number line and hundreds chart as a reference.
- Pair students with a partner to share their work.