Scaffolding of concepts in math instruction is imperative for students to master concepts and develop a strong mathematical literacy. Math is a subject that naturally continues to deepen students’ comprehension of concepts as they progress through the grade levels. For example, during primary grade instruction, students learn basic addition concepts. In later grades, addition comprehension develops into repeated addition that in turn leads into an understanding of multiplication and so on. Building a strong mathematical foundation in early education using various learning strategies in units of study ensures that the teacher is meeting the needs of all learners.
For this assignment, select a grade level K-3 and at least one state standards related to mathematical operations. Using the “COE Lesson Plan Template,” develop a lesson based on your selected standards.
As you are developing your lesson, consider how to create objectives that measure students’ actions and incorporate differentiated learning to meet the needs of students at, above, and below grade level.
For this assignment, you do not need to complete the “Multiple Means of Expression” section in the “COE Lesson Plan Template.”
As you develop your lesson, consider how this lesson would scaffold with other lessons. Below your lesson plan, write a 150-250 word reflection describing the following:
What knowledge and skills would need to be taught before this lesson to make sure students are able to retain the content?
What lessons would logically be taught after this lesson to take students to the next level of understanding?
How would you differentiate to meet the needs of students above and below grade level?
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.