# Adding With Moby Lesson Plan: Understanding Basic Addition

### Submitted by: Donna Andrews

Grade Levels: K-3

In this multi-day lesson plan for grade K through 3, students use a BrainPOP Jr. movie, graphic organizer, and flip chart to deepen their understanding of basic addition and mathematical thinking skills.

### Students will:

- Understand basic addition
- Create and solve addition problems
- Develop and/or reinforce addition and mathematical thinking skills

### Materials:

- Access to BrainPOP Jr. Basic Addition movie
- Adding with Moby Flipchart or regular chart paper
- KWL Graphic Organizer from BrainPOP Educators
- ACTIVotes (or student response systems)
- Different colored paper for paper cranes
- Chart paper, number line, markers

### Vocabulary:

add; sum; double; tally chart

### Preparation:

Pass out different colored sheets to students. Play the "How to Make a Paper Crane" clip. Have students make a variety of paper cranes.### Lesson Procedure:

**Day 1:**Have students list what they know about addition including the different ways to add using the BrainPOP KWL Graphic Organizer.- Watch the BrainPOP Jr. Basic Addition movie, pausing to discuss throughout.
- Have students group their cranes by color and count the total. Students record their color total on a paper chart or the Adding with Moby Flipchart.
**Day 2:**Review the vocabulary on the BrainPOP Jr. Word Wall.- Have students use the ACTIVotes or computers to take BrainPOP Jr.'s Easy Quiz.
- Students then use the flipchart tally chart or a tally chart drawn on chart paper to chart the color of their cranes. Students can then create number sentences for their colored cranes.
**Day 3:**Review the tally chart and number sentences from the day before.- Group students into two teams and time the groups on their speed and accuracy for the definitions of the vocabulary words.
- Display the next flipchart page with the number line and have students recall the clip from the Basic Addition movie about how to use the number line to add.
- Students then use their addition sentences to find the sum of their cranes.
**Day 4:**Have students take turns completing the BrainPOP Jr. Picture Maker Addition Stories.- Present crane addition problems to students and have them solve using strategies they've learned, such as adding with 10, doubles, counting on, and fact family strategies.
**Day 5:**Watch the Basic Addition movie again, pausing at the prompts for discussion. Students use the ACTIVpen to annotate over the desktop to answer each question posed.- Use the ACTIVotes to assess students understanding on BrainPOP Jr.'s Hard Quiz.
- Use the Talk About It feature as a final assessment, and have students explain how they could use a variety of strategies to solve basic addition problems.

Filed as: Adding and Subtracting Tens, Addition and Subtraction, Basic Adding, CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2, CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.C.4, CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.B.5, Counting On, Doubles, K-3, Making Ten, Math, Repeated Addition