Lesson 3

Add Your Way

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to use strategies to add within 1,000.

Lesson Narrative

In this lesson, students review a variety of strategies used to add within 1,000 with an emphasis on adding hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, and ones and ones. Students should have access to base-ten blocks.

  • Engagement
  • MLR6

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Add within 1,000 in a way that makes sense to them.

Student Facing

  • Let’s add numbers within 1,000.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards

Building On


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 25 min
Activity 2 10 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What strategies are students most comfortable using to add within 1,000? How will you leverage that student understanding in upcoming lessons on addition algorithms?

Suggested Centers

  • Target Numbers (1–5), Stage 6: Add Hundreds, Tens, or Ones (Addressing)
  • Five in a Row: Addition and Subtraction (1–2), Stage 8: Add within 1,000 with Composing (Addressing)
  • Rectangle Rumble (3–5), Stage 2: Factors 1–5 (Supporting)

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