Content Area Being Integrated: Mathematics and Theatre ARTS ARTS DISCIPLINE Standards Addressed in the Integrated lesson/Activity Theatre Arts: 2.1 Demonstrate skills in pantomime, tableau, and improvisation. Student Objectives in each discipline Students will be able to do pantomime, tableau and improvise. OTHER CONTENT AREA Mathematics: 1.OA.A.1 Operations & algebraic thinking; Represent and solve problems involving addition and subtraction. within 20 to solve word problems Students will be able to represent problems involving addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems. Integrated Student objective: At the end of the integrated activity, students will be able to use pantomime, tableau and improvisation to represent and solve word problems involving addition and subtraction within 20. Essential Questions: What do the words pantomime, tableau and improvisation mean? What is the symbolic representation of an addition or subtraction math story. Materials/Resources: A variety of math “stories” or word problems, a drum, a stage area. Lesson/Activity Description: The teacher will tell the class that they will use pantomime, improvisation and tableau to solve addition and subtraction word problems. The teacher will explain and chart the meaning of all three words. The teacher will read one addition story such as 7 birds sat in a tree. 3 more joined them. Next the teacher will have the students identify the first addend and the second. Then the teacher will chart the class responses and draw a picture to go with the story. The teacher will choose volunteers to pantomime/improvise being the 7 birds and the tree. Then she will tap the drum to freeze the tableau. Then, the teacher will have volunteers pantomime/improvise being the 3 birds that join them. Then the teacher will tap the drum to freeze the tableau.The teacher will now ask: How many birds are there in all? The teacher will finish the symbolic representation by charting the sum of the problem. Next, the teacher will follow a similar procedure for a subtraction math story/problem. Then, the teacher will divide the class into two groups. The teacher will give one group an addition problem and the other a subtraction problem. Each group will do a tableau of their math story, while the other group is the audience. before doing the tableaus, the teacher will tell the class to pay close attention to the tableaus so that they can identify the sum or difference of the story. The teacher will also tell the groups that they must assign a secretary to write the story or word problem into its symbolic representation and draw a picture.The teacher will also ask the groups to assign a speaker to explain the group’s word problem. The drum will be used to signal each group to freeze in their tableau. After each tableau, the secretary of the group will show the class the symbolic representation of the word problem while the speaker explains it. The class will discuss whether the symbolic representation is correct or not. The teacher will have the class do think-pair-share to review the meaning of tableau, pantomime and improvisation. Then the students will take a paper and fold in three parts. The teacher will ask for volunteers to come up and create a tableau of either a subtraction or addition word problem while the rest of the class records the symbolic representation of the word problem and draws a picture of the word problem. The teacher will repeat this process a total to three times so that the students have represented symbolically tree word problems. The teacher will grade this final product.