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Students will especially enjoy subtracting and adding manipulatives in this yummy gummy math lesson
Title – Addition and Subtraction with Gummy Worms
By – Itzel Hernandez
Primary Subject – Math
Grade Level – 1
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Math Standards:
- B 1.3 (B) The student will use concrete and pictorial models to apply basic addition and subtraction facts.
- The students will be able to:
- solve addition and subtraction problems with supplied gummy worms
- identify the correct answer to addition and subtraction problems
- experiment with gummy worms to find the correct answer
List of materials needed:
- Addition and Subtraction Worksheets
- Gummy worms (20 per student)
- Students must have napkins, pencil and crayons ready for lesson to be taught.
- Teacher must prepare and make copies of the addition and subtraction worksheets (suggestion: add a happy segmented worm coloring picture)
- Teacher must acquire the gummy worms.
- Students will remain in the seats they are in.
- The paper passer passes the worksheets out to the groups.
- Give students simple addition or subtraction problems aloud and have them answer as soon as they can.
- Quiz the class with 2-4 math problems.
- Have the paper passer distribute the math worksheet to the students.
- Pass 20 gummy worms out to each individual student.
- Warn them not to eat the gummy worms yet.
- Explain the activity to the class – they are to use the gummy worms as counting manipulatives to help them solve the math problems.
- Make sure all the students know what you are expecting them to do.
- When they are done solving the problems on the work sheet, they can color it while the other students are finishing.
- Go around making sure the students know what they are doing.
- When they are completely done, let them eat their gummy worms.
- Ask class if they enjoyed the activity.
- Review the worksheet; call a student randomly and ask them a math problem.
- Ask students if they enjoyed this activity.
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