Lesson 2

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Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to add 2 two-digit numbers, without composing a ten, using methods based on place value and make sense of equations that represent addition methods.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students added teen numbers and one-digit numbers. Students also added two-digit numbers and multiples of 10 and two-digit numbers and one-digit numbers without composing a ten. In this lesson, students are invited to add 2 two-digit numbers that are not multiples of 10 in a way that makes sense to them. Some students may attempt to write equations, but are not required to do so. The teacher draws diagrams and writes equations that match student thinking during the activity synthesis for students to interpret. Throughout the lesson, students explain their own methods, interpret others' methods, and connect different methods (MP3). Students notice different ways to make use of the base-ten system to count on or add by place (MP7).

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Activity 1: Encontremos el valor

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Add 2 two-digit numbers, without composing a ten, using methods based on place value.
  • Make sense of equations that represent addition methods.

Student Facing

  • Sumemos números y encontremos ecuaciones que correspondan.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Five in a Row Addition and Subtraction Stage 5 Gameboard, Spanish

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

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

Teacher Reflection Questions

What connections did students make between the different methods shared? What questions did you ask to help make the connections more visible?

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