## Lesson: Modeling and Recording Addition

Introducing the Concept

Children first learn the concept of addition by adding 1 more to numbers from zero to 9. At the Kindergarten level they will model addition by counting on and recording the number of items in all.

**Materials:** overhead projector, counters, number cards for the numbers 1-10 and the plus sign and equals sign

**Preparation:** Prepare number cards for 1-10 and plus and equals. You can use Learning Tools 8 and 9 in the *Learning Tools Folder.*

**Prerequisite Skills and Concepts:** Children should be proficient in counting and recognizing numbers to ten.