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Counting On

Counting On

Here’s a math movie you can really count on! In this movie, you’ll learn how to count on to add. You’ll explore how to use number lines or counters to count on 0, 1, 2, and 3. You'll find out how to write an addition sentence or equation using numbers, the plus sign (+), and the equal sign (=). You'll also learn that the answer to an addition problem is called the sum. Did you know that you can add numbers in a different order and still get the same sum? What happens when you add zero? Watch the movie to find out!

## Adding with Mental Math Lesson Plan: Addition Blocks Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online interactive game) to practice combining numbers to create target amounts. Students will apply a variety of mental math strategies as they add during online game play, as well as in a hands-on addition game they create with a partner.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Math Facts and Number Sense Lesson Plan: The Jelly Bean Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades K-4, students will use jelly beans in an online game and real jellybeans as math manipulatives to practice number sense concepts, such as counting, more and less, estimation, algebraic thinking and missing addend equations, and addition and subtraction math facts.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Combining Numbers Lesson Plan: Monster School Bus Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 1-5, students will use an online math game to practice creating number combinations (such as whole numbers which add up to 10, or decimals which add up to 1.) Students then create their own version of the game using hands-on materials.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Adding With Moby Lesson Plan: Understanding Basic Addition

In this multi-day lesson plan for grade K through 3, students use a BrainPOP Jr. movie, graphic organizer, and flip chart to deepen their understanding of basic addition and mathematical thinking skills.

**This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.**See more »## Counting On Background Information for Teachers and Parents

This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about addition and counting on. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Counting On. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »

## Counting On Activities for Kids

In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about addition and counting on. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Counting On topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »