Lesson 14

Sort and Color Expressions and Images within 5

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to develop fluency with adding and subtracting within 5.

Lesson Narrative

Students work with images of dots and expressions. Students color and sort images and expressions by total or difference.

If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 4, Section C in the curriculum materials.

  • Representation
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Add and subtract within 5.

Student Facing

  • Let’s practice adding and subtracting.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Sorting Chart 1-5
  • Expression Cards

Required Preparation

Activity 2:

  • Create a set of cards from the blackline master for each group of 2.

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from: 
    • 5-frames
    • Roll and Add
    • Bingo
    • Geoblocks
    • Find the Value of Expressions

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 15 min
Activity 2 10 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 5 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What part of the lesson went really well today in terms of students’ learning? What did you do that made that part go well?

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Lesson Cover Page pdf docx
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Blackline Masters zip

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