Forward Plan for Mathematics: Number, Money, and Measure

Topic: Addition to 10

Desired Outcome: I use practical materials and can â€˜count on and backâ€™ to help me understand addition and subtraction, recording my ideas and solutions in different ways.

Suitable for Early Level (Scottish Curriculum)

Week 1: - Introduction to addition: Introduce the concept of addition using concrete materials such as counters, cubes, or toys. - Counting on: Teach students how to count on from a given number using practical materials. Practice counting on from numbers 1 to 5. - Recording addition: Introduce the use of symbols (+) and (=) to record addition. Model recording addition sentences using practical examples.

Week 2: - Counting back: Teach students how to count back from a given number using practical materials. Practice counting back from numbers 1 to 5. - Addition within 5: Provide various addition problems within 5 using concrete materials. Encourage students to count on or back to find the sum. - Recording addition: Continue practicing recording addition sentences using symbols (+) and (=). Encourage students to record their own addition sentences.

Week 3: - Addition within 10: Introduce addition problems within 10 using concrete materials. Encourage students to count on or back to find the sum. - Problem-solving: Present real-life scenarios where addition is required, such as counting objects or adding money. Encourage students to use practical materials and count on or back to find the solution. - Recording addition: Provide opportunities for students to record their addition sentences using symbols (+) and (=). Encourage them to use different ways to record their solutions, such as drawings or number sentences.

Week 4: - Consolidation: Review addition within 10 using practical materials. Provide a variety of addition problems for students to solve independently or in pairs. - Problem-solving: Present more complex addition problems within 10, involving larger numbers or multiple addends. Encourage students to use their counting on or back skills to find the solution. - Recording addition: Continue practicing recording addition sentences using symbols (+) and (=). Encourage students to explain their thinking and solutions verbally or in writing.

Assessment: - Observe students during practical activities to assess their ability to count on and back using concrete materials. - Review studentsâ€™ recorded addition sentences to assess their understanding of addition within 10. - Provide opportunities for students to explain their thinking and solutions to assess their ability to communicate their understanding of addition.

Note: This forward plan can be adapted and modified based on the specific needs and abilities of the students in your class.