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Solving Addition Word Problems Within 20: In Collaborative Groups

1st Grade • 1 Lesson Plan
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Lesson Plan Description

Nurture the “language” of math with strategic partner work and build number sense for your 1st graders.  Solving word problems involves understanding the multiple steps to get the answer as well as the different ways you can solve the problem.  In this 1 hour lesson using the gradual release of responsibility model, your “littles” will:

  • Work  as as team and then collaboratively in pairs to practice the language and skills of solving a word problem
  • Follow step by step directions for solving addition word problems
  • Practice “drawing” the problem and using number lines