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2nd Grade Math – Adding and Subtracting with Money

Clip 1/11: Adding and Subtracting with Money Pre-Lesson


Katy Holmes describes her intentions for the lesson: that her students will use place-value blocks (hundreds, tens, and ones) to create a visual representation of the problem. She hopes to see diverse strategies for addition, such as making tens and regrouping. 

Teacher Commentary

I always like to start my math lessons on the carpet as a whole class. That way the students and I can go through a mini-lesson to review strategies that I want them to focus on. In the open equation they created, I hoped they would use different strategies to add multiple two-digit numbers.

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