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Math Objective: Analysis of addition patterns
Grade Level: K - 2
Group Size: Whole Class and Small Group Instruction
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The Patterns of Addition


This book of arts integration STEM lessons keeps kids up and moving while they unpack the patterns of addition. Addition is all about how parts are combined to make a whole. But do students really understand the mathematical patterns that underlie part-to-whole relationships? Can they manipulate these patterns to make quick math computations? Can students feel these same patterns in dance? Or hear these patterns in music?

Algebraic thinking includes recognizing patterns, analyzing how things change, and making generalizations. When students recognize patterns in addition, number families, doubles facts, and more, they shift from being rote memorizers to strategic problem solvers. And when students move these same patterns to music, their understanding further deepens.

In-depth Patterns of Addition lesson include: Complements of Number; Number Families; Increasing the First Addend; Increasing the Second Addend; and Increasing both Addends. Discover arts-integrated strategies that will change the way you think about about teaching mathematics!

Rhythm and Movement Cards are needed to teach the lessons in this book.

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