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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP Jr. topic Counting On, and supports the standard of relating counting to addition and subtraction. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Display a group of objects, or a picture like this:

• How can you figure out how many cupcakes are in the picture?
• Imagine I added two more cupcakes. How many would I have all together?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

• Play the Counting On 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 counting on 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 a picture to solve a math problem.
• Activity: Use the number lines to solve the problems.
• Talk About It: Share different ways to solve an addition problem.
• Write About It: Write a story to represent a number sentence.

More to Explore

Addition and Subtraction Unit: Continue to build understanding around operations and algebraic thinking by exploring more BrainPOP Jr. topics.

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