Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Daily 5 Math Mini-Lesson

During our second mini-lesson today, we reviewed a Common Core standard for kindergarten. The standard we focused on was "Find the number that is one more or one less than any given number between 0-20". We used our floor number line to help us with this review. I pulled out a number from my bag of numbers and called on a student to find that number. Once the student found the number, I would either tell them to show the class what number is one more or one less than the given number. The student would then take one step forward or backward and tell the class the answer! The kids loved using the floor number line. We are excited to use it again to possibly practice addition and subtraction problems.


  1. I am pretty new to your blog but already love to see the activities you do with your class. Was this mini lesson just part of your regular Daily 5 or are you also doing a Math Daily 5? If so I'd love to hear more about that. I've been thinking of trying a Daily 5 set up for math.

    1. Hello Wendy! Thanks for stopping by my class blog. This mini-lesson was part of my normal Daily 5 Math. I absolutely love using Math Daily 5. I have used ideas from the Sisters website, as well as implemented my own activities tailored to the skills being taught and aligned w/ our Common Core Standards. I do 2 rotations consisting of 2 mini-lessons. The students have 3 choices to choose from...Math by Myself, Math w/ Someone and Number Work. I am going to add a Listen to Math station for the 4th 9 weeks. I have posted several examples of the different activities in each choice. The kids absolutely LOVE it and I have seen many gains this year! If you have any questions, please send them my way! =)