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Mathemorphosis Lesson Plan

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Subject:

Mathematics

Grade level:

K-1

Objective:

The goal of this lesson is for students to demonstrate fluency in addition within 9.

Common Core Standards:

This lesson reinforces common core standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.3, CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.4, and CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.5 for kindergarten and CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.C.5 for first grade.

Descriptions of the standards can be found here.

http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/OA
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/1/OA

Warm-Up Activity: One-a-piller, Two-a-piller

Distribute One-a-piller, Two-a-piller to each student. Instruct students to name their caterpillar after a number (such as one-a-piller, five-a-piller, etc.) Tell students that each segment of their caterpillar should contain a math problem with an answer that reflects the name of their caterpillar. For example, if students make a six-a-piller, all math problems in caterpillar segment should equal six. Instruct students to make them colorful and to design them as they wish.

Main Activity:

Students should watch instructional video of Mathemorphosis before playing. Teacher should emphasize that the game follows the actual life cycle of a butterfly and that for each math problem they get correct, their caterpillar becomes one step closer to being a butterfly. To see the caterpillar become a butterfly, students have to get each math problem correct.

Assessment Activity:

Students can color this fun caterpillar math addition worksheet and this fun caterpillar subtraction worksheet