Lesson Plan : Domino Addition

Teacher Name:
 Paulette Wilmot
Grade:
 Grade 1
Subject:
 Math

Topic:
 Numbers and Operations
Content:
 Addition Key vocabulary: add, sum, plus, equals, all together, in all
Goals:
 The learner will develop fluency in addition with facts equaling up to twelve.
Objectives:
 The learner will demonstrate application of numbers and operations by solving additions facts with sums up to twelve with dominoes as manipulative tools for learning.
Materials:
 paper with blank dominoes and addition formats pencils dominoes
Introduction:
 Read Domino Addition by Lynette Long and discuss
Development:
 Create large colored dominoes to use during the book to model the story. Use magnets on the back of the dominoes to easily display them on the board. Be sure to model the dominoes up and down as well as across so the students understand that the problem can be written in two different ways.
Practice:
 During the reading of the story and the visuals used on the board, give each student a dry erase board to model the dominoes with you. The students will draw the models on their boards and then write the addition problem to go with the model.
Accommodations:
 For students who are working below grade level, pair them up with a math buddy. They will work together to complete the task as the peer tutor guides the other student. For those students working above grade level, have them create double digit addition facts with the dominoes without regrouping.
Checking For Understanding:
 The assessment will be done through observation of independent work. Also a formal assessment can be given in the same form by giving the students a blank domino sheet and some dominoes to create addition facts.
Closure:
 We will end with an activity named Mix, Music and Meet. In this activity each child will be given a domino card. The students will mix around to music and then find a partner when the music stops. Each child will take a turn at reading the domino card in an addition form (3+1) and then solving the problem using the dots (=4). We will mix many times to enable the students to meet with several partners and solve various problems. The addition facts and their answers are on the back of the card so that the partners are able to ensure correct answers.
Evaluation:
 -observation -hand-on assessment -independent assessment
Teacher Reflections:
 This lesson was a success and enhanced student learning through the use of manipulatives. All the students were actively engaged in the process. The hands on approach motivated the students to want to learn and practice their addition skills.

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