Opening: I will begin by passing out a worksheet to my students of subtraction problems. I tell them there is no rush, I just want to see how much they already know and remember. Once they have all taken the worksheet, I will collect it to review and see where we are and how each student stands as of now.
Instruction: I will project a blank copy of the worksheet onto my smart board and have the students take out a fresh piece of paper. We will work through the problems on the worksheet. If we are struggling and don’t have time, we may not get to all of them and that’s okay. I just want to be able to get in a little review time to go over it and work them out as a class. I think this will be really great for them.
Practice: We are going to practice some more subtraction now, but with actual baseball bats! You can have a hands-on experience and see for yourself how subtraction works. I will split my students into groups of 3 or 4 and then give each group a few baseball bats and there will be a new worksheet displayed onto the smart board. They each need to take a piece of paper with them to write down the answers they solve with the bats. The worksheet will ask questions like: If I have four bats and I take away two, how many are left? It will also have normal subtraction problems like so: 5-2=?. The students will have to use the bats for every problem to solve.
Closing: We will come together as a class and share a few of our answers. I will then project this interactive website onto the SMART board: https://sites.google.com/a/leahfullenkamp.com/mrs-fullenkamp/math-1/subtraction and we will do one of the subtraction games altogether as a class.
After Assessment:I will ask my students to write a reflection upon how today went for them personally. Was it easy? Was it difficult? How did it make them feel? Were they tired? Were the bored? Was it fun? I want them to give me a detailed entry that is also very honest. I will use these as feedback to alter the rest of my unit if need be.