Lesson Plan : The Properties of Addition

Teacher Name:
 Erika Sigmon
 Grade 3

 The associative, commutative, and identity properties of addition.
 Content area of Math Key Vocabulary: commutative, associative, identity, addend, sum
 NCSCOS Objective: Use basic properties (identity, communtative, associative, (order of operations) for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
 TLW define/identify properties for addition (commutative, identity, and associative)
 Construction paper, stapler, Math textbook, teacher created powerpoint, pencil
 The first thing that we always do is check our homework. I will introduce the day by doing a problem of the day and talk math number strategy.
 Teacher will introduce the lesson by reviewing addition words and vocabulary. Ex. how many, all together, plus, combine, addend, sum ... We will go through a teacher created powerpoint that reviews each of the three basic properties using an example, with pictures, numbers, words, and definitions of each.
 The students will work with me to create the informational flip book identifying the three basic properties of addition. For each property they will include a picture, definition, and word problem example.
 We flex group our students for math providing them with the right pace of instruction based off of their needs. I also provide extra assistance or time for those students who require it. I have buddies in the room who make sure that their neighbor is doing what they are supposed to be doing.
Checking For Understanding:
 I will check the problems that they complete during independent practice for accuracy. Students who need more practice with the properties will be provided extra instruction by my classroom volunteer the following day. I will also monitor during the creation of our flip book for participation and time on task. I will check homework for completion the following day as well.
 To close our lesson I provide students with feedback on their accuracy of property knowledge. I also teach them a song to help them remember the three properties that we discussed. I will end by asking five of them something that they learned that day in school.
 I feel that after teaching this lesson my students were provided various outlets for learning and engagement. I think that my students were on task and enjoyed what they were learning through my observations and assessment of their work. I did see that a couple of my students will need more work with this concept.
Teacher Reflections:
 I loved this lesson and plan to teach it a lot like this in the future. I would like to find a CD with some of these songs on it for the next year though.

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