Exploring Numbers Unit Plan

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Exploring Numbers Unit Plan

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10 x Lessons | Suitable for Grade: F

This Mathematics unit addresses a range of number concepts involving identifying, sequencing and representing.

It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Overview

Objectives

  • To identify the numbers from 0 to 10.
  • To identify numbers in our environment.
  • To sequence the numbers from 1 to 10.
  • To sequence the numbers from 1 to 20 and identify missing numbers.
  • To identify number patterns to 20.
  • To understand how number stories and rhymes can help with counting.
  • To count small collections to identify 'how many'.
  • To connect numbers by their name, numeral and quantity.
  • To use subitizing to count small collections.
  • To quickly identify a small collection of objects with the use of subitizing.

Prior to commencing the unit, develop a numbers display in the classroom. Display postersword wall vocabulary and learning goals that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of such resources, browse the Place Value category on the Teach Starter website.

There are many concepts to address when introducing numbers to younger students. The lessons in this unit cover a range of these concepts, many of which have varying degrees of complexity. Teachers are encouraged to select lessons from the unit that best suit the learning needs of their students, or to adapt lessons accordingly.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

 Lessons

60 minutes
Lesson 1

Identifying Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the numbers from 0 to 10.

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60 minutes
Lesson 2

Surrounded by Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify numbers in their environment.

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60 minutes
Lesson 3

Sequencing Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will sequence the numbers from 1 to 10.

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60 minutes
Lesson 4

Identifying Missing Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will sequence the numbers from 1 to 20 and identify missing numbers.

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60 minutes
Lesson 5

Number Patterns

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify number patterns to 20.

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60 minutes
Lesson 6

Number Stories and Rhymes

A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how number stories and rhymes can help with counting.

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60 minutes
Lesson 7

Counting Collections

A 60 minute lesson in which students will count small collections to identify 'how many'.

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60 minutes
Lesson 8

Connecting Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will connect numbers by their name, numeral and quantity.

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60 minutes
Lesson 9

Subitising Small Collections

A 60 minute lesson in which students will use subitising to count small collections.

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60 minutes
Lesson 10

Practising Subitising

A 60 minute lesson in which students will quickly identify a small collection of objects with the use of subitising.

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60 minutes
Lesson 11 (Assessment)

Representing Numbers - Assessment Task

A hands-on assessment task in which students will demonstrate their understanding of how the numbers from 0 to 10 can be represented in different ways.

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