Illuminations: Exploring Adding with Sets

This lesson builds on the previous two lessons and encourages students to explore another model for addition, the set model.

This model is similar to the counting model in the first lesson, because it is based on counting. Reading a related counting and addition book sets the stage for this lesson in which students write story problems, find sums using sets, and present results in the form of a table. In the discussion of the table, the students focus on the order property and the effects of adding 0.

 

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Addition & Subtraction
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