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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Adding Three or More Numbers, and supports the standard of using strategies such as making ten and creating equivalent but easier or known sums when adding. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

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• What strategies might help you find the total number of treasures?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

• Play the Adding Three or More Numbers movie.
• Click the pause button each time a question appears in Annie’s Notebook and discuss it as a class. Then play to see how Annie answers it.

TIP: The pause button turns red to remind you to pause.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Students take the Easy Quiz or Hard Quiz, demonstrating what they learned about the topic while applying essential literacy skills.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about adding three or more numbers while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student or grade-level needs.

• Draw About It: Draw circles, squares, and rectangles, then find the total number of shapes.
• Activity: Solve number sentences using different strategies.
• Talk About It: Write a number sentence for each story, then explain how you would solve it.
• Write About It: Explain how you would solve 2 + 2 + 7 + 8.

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