CHANGING ADDITION ORDER LESSON PLAN ELEMENTARY MATH TEACHING LEARNING MATHEMATICS STUDENTS EDUCATION CURRICULUM THEME UNIT RESOURCES ACTIVITY

 

   

  

Students learn basic math skills.
 

BASIC MATH ADDITION ORDER LESSON:
IT'S THE SAME

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate that changing the order of addends does not change the sum (e.g., 3+2=5 and 2+3=5).

Grade Level:
Kindergarten - First Grade

Duration: 10 minutes

 

 
 

 

 

 

IT'S THE SAME ADDITION ORDER LESSON PLAN

Teacher Materials:

Lesson:

  • Write the problems 3 + 2 and 2 + 3 on the board.
  • Ask students what is the difference between 3 + 2 and 2 + 3 (they have a different first number/second number/the numbers are switched).
  • What is the same about them? (they have the same numbers).
  • Ask students to find the answers to each of the problems.
  • Explain that the answers are the same, 5, because the problems use the same numbers.
  • Write the problems 2 + 4 and 4 + 3 on the board.
  • Ask students if they have the same answer. (no)
  • Why not? (Because one has a 3 and the other a 2).
  • Explain that if you change the numbers you get a different answer.
  • Write the problem 4 + 5 and 5 + 4.
  • Ask students if the numbers are the same. (yes)
  • Ask if the answers are the same. (yes)
  • Explain that changing the order of the numbers does not change the answer. 
  • Repeat with other problems as many times as the teacher deems necessary.

Assessment:
Use the worksheet to evaluate whether students understand the concept.


 

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