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Addition Word Problems Adventure - Lesson Plan

This engaging math lesson focuses on teaching students how to solve addition word problems using a mystery-solving approach. Students will learn to identify clues, place them in a part-part-whole model, write equations, and find the answers. The lesson includes warm-up activities, placing clues in the model, identifying correct clues, solving the complete mystery, and an exit slip for assessment. The teacher guide provides additional support for each section of the lesson.

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The count on strategy is a mental math strategy where you start with one number and count up by ones or tens to solve addition problems.

This lesson helps students improve their problem-solving skills by providing them with a structured approach to solving addition word problems. They learn to identify clues, use a part-part-whole model, and apply the count on strategy to find solutions.

Yes! This lesson can be adapted for different grade levels by adjusting the complexity of the word problems and the numbers used in the equations.


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