- Emily J.
- Monday, December 07, 2020
Before beginning a lesson on addition and subtraction, read a picture book about it.
Picture books help to introduce new concepts and draw connections between previously learned materials. Plus, they are fun to read and share together. Talk about how the ideas from the book link to math concepts in your everyday lives.
Looking for ways to help plan your lessons? DREME: Early Math Resources for Teacher Educators is a great place to start. Developed by Stanford University with the help of teachers across the nation, Dreme provides lesson plans, educational videos, and book lists to help teach math. The goal is to develop learning opportunities that are intentional, developmentally appropriate, engaging, and playful.
How will I know if my kindergarner has met the SC Math Standard for Thinking and Operations?
- Your child can determine the missing number in a math problem that has a sum of 10. (3+____ =10, ____+8=10)
- Your child can add and subtract fluently up to 5 (e.g., 6-1=5, 4+1=5; 7-2=5, 3+2=5)
- Your child can solve real-world problems by adding and subtracting up to 10, using objects and drawings
Activities and Multimedia
- Read Eric Carle's book, Rooster’s Off to See the World and this lesson from DREME to kick off your lessons.
- Mandy’s Tips for Teachers has free resources for teaching addition and subtraction.
How will I know if my first grader has met the SC Math Standard for Thinking and Operations?
- Your child can solve real-world problems with addition and subtraction up to 20
- Your child can solve real-world problems that include up to three numbers with a sum of no more than 20
- Your child understands that changing the order or the grouping of numbers to be added does not change the sum.
- Your child can use up to three numbers.
- Your child can add and subtract fluently up to 20
- Your child can determine the missing number in equations within 20
- Your child can balance both sides of an addition or subtraction problem up to 10 (e.g., 6=6 [true], 5=6 [false], 1+5=6 [true], 1+5=5 [false], etc.)
- Your child can extend and explain repeating and growing patterns drawings
Activities and Multimedia
- Baking together helps children reinforce their adding and subtracting skills. Try this simple pancake recipe and conversation tips from DREME.
- Use this fun activity from Sweet Integrations. Children practice real world math problems with restaurant menus.
Looking for more resources to teach the SC Education Standards? Visit Richland Library's SC Education Standard's page.
The titles below will help you and your child discuss shapes and patterns . Want us to pull books for you? Contact us at 803-799-9084 and request to have books sent to your nearest Richland Library location.