Last week I shared an activity for practicing one more and one less than a number. Tonight I wanted to talk a little about the CRA (concrete, representational, abstract) sequence of instruction and backtrack with that particular skill. The last activity I posted was very abstract. In other words, it uses only symbols (numerals). It would be an activity that would follow the type of concrete activity I’m sharing tonight. In this activity, students chose a card, build the number on a double ten-frame, and either add or take one away from the number. Each task card includes a sentence frame for using the correct vocabulary and pictorial support.
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Are you looking for more resources that feature concrete learning? You might want to check out this unit on the meaning of the equal sign.