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Key Vocabulary

Students need to:

  • Explore the concept of addition by using part-part-whole story mats (add to five, add to ten).

 

  • Explore addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (i.e. claps), acting out situations, or verbal explanations.

 

  • Model story problems involving the joining together of two sets and then describe how many (add to five, add to ten).

 

  • Decompose numbers up to 10 into pairs in order to find the missing part within a whole quantity (part-part-whole mat) (subtract from ten).

 

  • Model story problems involving the separation of a quantity from a larger quantity and then tell how many (subtract from five, subtract from ten).