Illuminations: Let's Count to 20

Let's Count to 20

Building Numbers Up to 10

 Students construct sets of numbers up to 10, write the numerals up to 10, and count up to 10 rationally. They use ten frames and also make bean sticks.

Learning Objectives

 Students will: Construct groups of 0 to 10 objects Identify and write the numerals 0 to 10 Record the number of objects in groups of size 0 to 10

Materials

 Connecting cubes Crayons Paper Craft sticks White glue Pinto beans Index cards Numeral Cards (photocopied onto cardstock) Suggestions for Numeral Writing Teacher Resource Guide Ten Frames Activity Sheet

Questions for Students

 What numbers did we talk about today? [0 to 10] Pick a number. Show me that many fingers. Show me that many cubes. Can you find the numeral card that shows that number? Count out loud to that number. Write that number. [While technically what we write is a numeral, not a number, this distinction is not necessary at the early grade levels.] How did you show this number on the ten frame? Make a ten frame, which shows how many fingers I am holding up.

Assessment Options

 The Questions for Students will help you assess studentsâ€™ levels of knowledge. Use the Class Notes sheet to document your observations about studentsâ€™ understanding and skills. You may find this information useful when discussing student progress toward the lesson objectives with students, parents, administrators, and colleagues.

Teacher Reflection

 Which students were able to stay on task when they worked in the whole group setting? Are there any changes in seating I should make? Which students were able to stay on task when they worked independently? What experiences are necessary for those who could not? Which students could count to 10? What experiences are necessary for those who could not? Which students are able to identify the numerals to 10? Which could write all of them? What practice is needed for those who cannot identify them? Which students could use the ten frame to show the meanings of numerals up to 10? How can I help those who cannot do this yet? What adjustments will I make the next time I teach this lesson?

NCTM Standards and Expectations

 Number & Operations Pre-K-2Count with understanding and recognize "how many" in sets of objects. Develop a sense of whole numbers and represent and use them in flexible ways, including relating, composing, and decomposing numbers. Connect number words and numerals to the quantities they represent, using various physical models and representations.

References

 Burton, Grace M. Towards A Good Beginning: Teaching Early Childhood Mathematics. Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley, 1985.Wirtz, Robert. Drill and Practice at the Problem Solving Level. Washington, D.C.: CDA, 1974.
 This lesson was developed by Grace M. Burton.

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