Module 15 - Math 1A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will recognize the days of the week and put them in the correct order. They will also place events in the correct order. Students take apart word problems. They also find a location based on verbal directions. Students will add using a number line and create patterns using pictures. Students will use number lines to subtract. They will also explain directions to get from one room to another.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Logical Order scissors
2 Dissecting Word Problems crayons or colored pencils;
3 Number Lines & Repeating Patterns scissors
4 None

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Logical Order
  1. Recite the days of the week.
  2. Arrange a series of events in a logical order.
2 Dissecting Word Problems
  1. Describe numerical information obtained from word problems.
  2. Find a location based on verbal directions.
3 Number Lines & Repeating Patterns
  1. Solve addition problems by using a number line.
  2. Create repeating patterns using pictures.
4 Subtracting with a Number Line and Using Maps
  1. Solve subtraction problems by using a number line.
  2. Explain how to get from one point to another on a map.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
number line
repeating pattern
growing pattern

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Logical Order 4 Logical Order Assignment
2 Dissecting Word Problems 2 Dissecting Word Problems Assignment
2 Dissecting Word Problems 5 Follow Directions: Color the Kitty Assignment
3 Number Lines & Repeating Patterns 2 Adding on Number Lines Assignment
3 Number Lines & Repeating Patterns 5 Repeating & Growing Patterns Assignment
4 Subtracting with a Number Line and Using Maps 2 Subtracting with a Number Line Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Logical Order To extend this lesson, have your student create a comic strip putting something they do or make in sequence. For example, getting ready for a sporting event, making a sandwich, setting up a game, etc.
2 Dissecting Word Problems To extend this lesson, reinforce following directions by playing a Simon Says game with your student.
3 Number Lines & Repeating Patterns To extend this activity, have your student use coins to create a pattern. Have them identify the kind of pattern they created. You can create patterns as well and ask your student to extend the patterns you create.
4 Subtracting with a Number Line and Using Maps Continue to practice using maps by taking your student on an outing that would have maps to help show how to get around, such as a zoo, museum, or nature trail. Have them use the map to guide you through the place.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Logical Order
  1. Can you name the Days of the Week?
Dissecting Word Problems
  1. What are the steps to solving word problems?
Number Lines & Repeating Patterns
  1. How can you add using a number line?
  2. What is a pattern?
Subtracting with a Number Line and Using Maps
  1. How do you subtract using a number line?
  2. How do you find your way from one place to another?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Logical Order Days of the Week
  1. What are the days of the week?
  2. How many days are in a week?
Logical Order Logical Order
  1. How did Cameron organize his pictures?
Dissecting Word Problems Dissecting Word Problems
  1. In their Math notebook, have your student write down the steps shown to solve word problems.
Dissecting Word Problems Puzzling Directions
  1. Have your student print out the activity sheet in the lesson that goes with this video or find the page in their workbook.
  2. They will work on the worksheet while watching the video.

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Busy Builders, Busy Week! Jean Reidy
2 Pattern Bugs Trudy Harris
3 A-B-A-B-A―a Book of Pattern Play Brian P. Cleary

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing