Guided Lessons

### Lesson plan

Get your students excited about basic maths with this quirky addition lesson. It contains a bug-themed selection of games and worksheets.
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Students will be able to use objects to add numbers up to ten.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
(5 minutes)
• Sit with your students in a circle.
• Put ten plastic bugs in a pile in front of you.
• Ask your students to think of a way to make the bugs easy to count.
• Arrange the bugs in an orderly line.
• Count the bugs out loud with your students.
• Tell your students that they will be using bugs to solve addition problems.
(15 minutes)
• Quickly pass out 10 plastic bugs to each student.
• Tell your students to each put five bugs in a line in front of them.
• Write 5 + 1 = 6On the board.
• Now, tell your students to put three bugs in a line.
• Write 3 + 2 = 5On the board.
• Continue this process with the following: (4 + 3 = 7), (6 + 2 = 8), (3 + 7 = 10), and (9 + 1 = 10).
• Display the Count Bugs on the Rug online game on the interactive whiteboard (see related media).
• Allow every student to have a turn putting bugs on the rug.
(15 minutes)
• Keep your students in the circle.
• Tell your students that when you go on a Safari, you explore and collect things.
• Show the game's Number-colour chart.
• Explain that each number stands for a bug in the same colour on the chart.
• Read the directions to your students and then play three or four turns with your student volunteers.
• Put your students into groups of three or four.
• Hand out game supplies for each group.
• Tell them to find a place in the room where they can play.
(10 minutes)
• Call your students back to the circle.
• Show them the Bug Addition worksheets.
• Explain how to complete the worksheets.
• Hand out the first worksheet and dismiss your students to work at their desks.
• Tell your students to raise their hands when they are ready for the second sheet.
• Observe and support your students as they work.
• Bring the second sheet to them as they finish the first.
• Make sure you check the first sheet for accuracy before allowing them to proceed to the second sheet.

Support:

• Allow struggling students to use number lines or manipulatives to help them solve the maths problems.

Enrichment:

• Above level students should use 15 counters to compose and write sums over 10.
(5 minutes)
• During Guided practise, look for students who are taking turns, following directions, and remaining on-task.
• During Independent Working Time, look for students who are following directions and focusing on their own work.
• Your students should be able to trace the numbers on the lines and use the bug illustrations to answer the maths problems.
(5 minutes)
• Ask your students to name some ways to make eight, nine, and ten.
• Write their examples on the board.