Nancy Childress
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Lower Primary
  • AHL
  • AHL 1-2
  • AHL Math
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Video

    Education Standards

    The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

    The Missing Piece of the Puzzle


    This lesson is for grades 1-2 on math. At Home Learning Lessons are a partnership between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, PBS North Carolina, and the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. 

    Each lesson contains a video instructional lesson, a PDF lesson plan with a transcript, and a PDF file of extension activities.

    Lesson Overview

    This lesson plan, The Missing Piece of the Puzzle, is a video based lesson for grades 1-2. Attached to this lesson is the YouTube video link to the video lesson and PDF files of the lesson plan and extension activities.

    Learning Goals:

    • Deconstructing and representing a story problem with an equation. 
    • Calculating solution to a one-step addition word problem where the change is unknown. 
    • Use place value understanding and properties of operations (relationship between addition and subtraction).