Students will understand single digit addition using manipulatives.
Materials (Ready for students when they come in)
Manipulative: colored counters
Review counting from 1-20
Use students as ‘counters’.
Gather 2 groups of students in front of room- one group of three,one group of two. Give students a situation they can relate to. Say these 3 students (point to thegroup of 3 students) like to eat Ree
se’s candy and these 2 students (point to the group of 2students) like to eat Snicker’s candy. How many students in all like to eat chocolate? The answer
would be five.Direct Instruction
Define terms together at the board: addition, addend, sum-Addition: the process of uniting two or more numbers into one sum, represented by the symbol +
-Addend: any of a group of numbers or terms added together to form a sum.
-Sum: The solution of an addition problem.
Practice a few groupings, demonstrating with counters at the overhead.Guided Practice
Give students each an individual bag of colored counters. Ask how many are purple? How manyare green? Add them together. What is the sum of the purple counters plus the yellow? Howmany are there in all? How many more green are there than purple?
Do more problems with the students on the overhead.