Lesson 15

Addition and Subtraction Expressions within 5

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to develop fluency with adding and subtracting within 5.

Lesson Narrative

Students move around the room as they find the value of expressions. Students also compare totals and differences of expressions.

If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 4, Section C in the curriculum materials.

  • Engagement
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Add and subtract within 5.

Student Facing

  • Let’s add and subtract within 5.

Required Materials

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Each student needs one card from the Expression Cards set used in a previous lesson. 
  • Label each corner of the classroom with a large number: 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Activity 2:

  • Each group of 2 needs a set of Expression Cards from a previous lesson.

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from: 
    • 5-frames
    • Roll and Add
    • Bingo
    • Geoblocks
    • Find the Value of Expressions

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 15 min
Activity 3 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

At what points during the lesson did you learn the most about your students’ thinking? What structures made those points most valuable in learning about your students? How will you use what you learned in tomorrow’s lesson?

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