Lesson 7

Lesson Plan #7:  0s, 1s, 3, 4s Count Bys

Performance Objective: Given a worksheet, students will correctly answer 0s, 1s, 3s, and 4s count-bys and multiplications 9 out of 10 times.

Resources or Materials Needed: Worksheet, pencil, smartbaord, ipad, internet.

Time: 60 minutes 

Step 1: Pre-Instructional Activities: On the document camera, display a variety of review equations that have a factor of 2, 5, 9 and 10. Call on students to come up to the board to write the correct answer.  On the next slide, introduce the new factors of 0, 1, 3, and 4.  Begin by showing the patterns of 0 and 1, which most students pick up on quickly.  Spend the majority of the lesson focusing on factors 3 and 4.  Put a lot of emphasis on drawing pictures, skip counting, and using repeated addition to learn the 3s and 4s multiplications.  Model how to use each instructional strategy and emphasize that the students pay pick the one that works for them to solve equations when they do them independently.

Step 2: Content Presentation: Begin instruction as a whole group and end with independent work to check for understanding.  

Step 3: Learner Participation: Start with an interactive review lesson to highten the interest of the students.  As students can come up to the smartboard to answer the equations, have them verbalize the strategy they used to figure out each factor.  Students who are still at the beginning stage of understanding will benefit from hearing the different strategies. 

Step 4: Assessment: Multiplication practice worksheet. (See Appendix F)

Step 5: Follow-Through Activities: Invite students to use the ipads and go to the site MathGames to practice multiplication facts at their level.  Students can review and advance as needed.  The games are fun and interactive and incorporate repetition in a fun and productive way. 

Lesson Plan Summary: This lesson begins by students interacting with a smartboard lesson. After reviewing previous concepts, introduce the new factors of the day.  These instructional strategies support the learning theory of Constructivism because students rely on prior to recall what has been previously learned.