Lesson 5

Center Day 1

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to tell and solve story problems, and add and subtract within 10.

Lesson Narrative

In Activity 1, students pose and solve addition and subtraction story problems based on pictures. Students have repeated practice telling story problems as well as writing equations to represent the problems. During Center Choice Time, students choose an activity to work on that focuses on addition and subtraction within 10.
  • Engagement

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Add and subtract within 10.
  • Tell and solve math stories based on a representation.

Student Facing

  • Let’s play games to practice adding and subtracting.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Math Stories Stage 1 and 4 Pictures
  • Math Stories Stage 4 Recording Sheet

Required Preparation

Activity 2:

  • Gather materials from previous centers:
    • Sort and Display, Stage 1
    • Math Stories, Stage 4
    • Find the Pair, Stage 2

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 25 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What do you love most about math? How are you sharing that joy with your students and encouraging them to think about what they love about math?

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