About Early Subtraction Word Problem Lesson Plans:
There are two lesson plans that introduce different approaches that can be used with word problems. You will find that the plans:
- emphasize the importance of carefully sorting out the problem and showing the problem visually
- encourage thinking about what kind of problem it is
- encourage strategic flexibility and fluency
- promote dialogue, sharing and comparing.
The material is also set within the context of an inquiry that will enable the teacher to show where the students started from and where they have reached in their exploration of multiplicative thinking.
The download for this product is a .zip compressed folder that contains 3 files.
When decompressed, the folder contains a .pdf file describing two lesson plans.
The Lesson Plan file is accompanied by Teacher Slides for use during the lesson and a Student File.
This download is intended for personal use and should not be shared with other teachers.
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We need to develop flexibility as well as fluency with subtraction and that starts in the early years. The strategy lessons form the first part of a series that gives a comprehensive coverage of this topic.
Multiplicative thinking has been shown to be a crucial part in the development of numeracy. The mental routines form an ideal introduction to a strategy or problematized situation lesson on this multiplicative thinking.
There are 10 problematized situations, each on a separate slide, that can be displayed or printed for use by the students. The Lesson Plan gives a framework that can be used with any or all of the problematized situations. We have also included Anchor Charts for the follow-up lesson.
Multiplicative thinking has been shown to be a crucial part in the development of numeracy. The word problems help students explore and discuss strategies by completing a 4-frame poster to show different routes to the solution.
There are 9 number talk slides, that can be displayed or printed for use by the students. After a few number talk sessions, the students should be encouraged to make their own slides.
The role that games play in the conceptual understanding of and fluency with subtraction is not to be underestimated. The games presented here allow students to:
- have fun practice (repetition) of counting back,
- become familiar with recording on numbered pathway games and empty number lines,
- begin to just know or predict the answer to a count-back 1, 2 or 3.