Lesson Plan

Sweet Addition

Yum, yum, yum! In this sweet lesson, students will explore concepts of addition, including how to begin with a number and count on to find a sum.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use a starting number and count on to find the solution to an addition problem. Students will be able to construct number sentences that include a solution to an addition problem.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Begin the lesson by leading the class in a counting clap.
  • Use the numbers on the introductory SMART Board slides or the Cherry Counting posters to start at any cherry.
  • Count until all the cherries have been counted. For example, on one slide or poster, start on the sixth cherry and have the students count from six on until all cherries have been counted.
  • Have your students clap each time they say a number.
  • Explain to your students that they will find the sum, or the total of the numbers added together.