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This is a ladybug addition lesson
Title – Ladybug Math
By – Taylor Washington
Primary Subject – Math
Grade Level – 2
- The student will be able to construct the ladybug according to instructions and without error.
- The student will be able to count the spots on the ladybug’s wings in order to accurately predict what number is hidden on the inside.
- The student will be able to set up and complete an addition problem using his/her ladybug and a partner’s.
- Paper plates (3 per student)
- Paper fastener
- Construct an example ladybug to show to the class. Make sure to put some time into the example and make it fun for the students to look at and use.
- Have the students sit at their desks where they can clearly see you and the example.
- Use the example ladybug you constructed to grab the attention of the students.
- Pass out all materials.
- Show the students the example.
- Explain to them how the ladybug is used.
- Have them follow the directions on how to construct the ladybug.
- The first paper plate will be the body.
- They should write a number boldly on the body.
- The wings should be made by cutting the second paper plate in half.
- Draw the proper number of spots on the wings (matching the bold number you wrote).
- Cut the head out of the last paper plate (just a circle).
- Staple the head to the body.
- Use the paper fastener to attach the wings to the body.
- Decorate with markers.
- Have the children check their neighbor’s spots and number.
- Have the students add their spots with their neighbor’s spots to make a addition problem.
- See if they did this correctly.
- Go over everything they just learned.
- Ask students to demonstrate and explain what we learned today. Sum up activity.
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