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10. Apply fluency to solve problems more efficiently (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP8
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.5
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Lesson objective: Apply fluency skills in order to solve problems more efficiently.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of fluency within five to a real-life situation. Students are asked to solve a problem involving missing items with fluency.

Key Concept students will use: 

  • Fluently adding and subtracting can help us solve math problems more efficiently.


Skills students will use:

  • Composing and decomposing numbers to five

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 1 (Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them) as they use their knowledge of number partners to fluently add and subtract within five.

Key vocabulary: 

  • fluency
  • number partners

Special materials needed:​

  • two-color counters


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