Understand the meaning of the equal sign, and determine if equations involving addition and subtraction are true or false (e.g., Which of the following equations are true and which are false? 6 = 6, 7 = 8 – 1, 5 + 2 = 2 + 5, 4 + 1 = 5 + 2).
I Can Statements  Academic Vocabulary 

*I can understand what the equal sign means. *I can determine if addition problems are true or false. *I can determine if subtraction problems are true or false. 
Equal sign 
Looking Back  Looking Ahead 
*Use objects, drawings, etc., to decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way. (MA.K.CA.3) *Find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number for any number from 1 to 9. (MA.K.CA.4) 
*Use addition to find the total numbers of objects arranged in rectangular arrays. (MA.2.CA.5) *Show that the order in which two numbers are added and how the numbers are grouped in addition will not change the sum. (MA.2.CA.6) 
Clarifying Examples and Digital Resources  
Click here for clarifying examples and digital resources aligned to Indiana standards. These are intended to expand each standard to support instruction in the classroom as evidenced by the Eight Mathematics Teaching Practices put forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). 
The following recommendations are strategies designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. These best practices will assist educators in adapting instruction to ensure that you are creating engaging and rigorous opportunities for all students.
K2 Computation and Algebraic Thinking Strategies and Examples  

Tracing equations 

Fact families 

The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for English Learners. They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is ageappropriate.
Beginning 


Intermediate 

Advanced 

The Special Education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make math instruction more accessible for students. Educators should adapt strategies to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.
Universal Strategies for Struggling Learners  

Use of manipulatives 

Model/Drawing a picture 

Flash cards 

Visual cues 

Engaging touch points 

Daily reinforcement 

Scaffolded resources 
