Invite some students to stand out the front. Ask the class to count the collection of students. As they are counting, remind the students that the last number they count is how many students there are all together. Repeat this two more times, saying the last number louder e.g. one, two, three, four, five!
Complete the activity on slide 6 as a class, counting each collection in a whisper but calling out the last number to tell ‘how many’. Check the answers on slide 7.
Display and discuss slide 8. Call out a number from 1 to 5 and ask the class to make a group with that number of students. After the groups have been formed, discuss how the groups look. Highlight that even though the groups have the same number of people, the groups look different e.g some groups could be sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling or lying down.
As a class, complete the activity on slide 9. Check the answers on slide 10.
Display and discuss slide 11. Provide each student with a copy of the Counting Collections to 20 Worksheetand a blank template. Ask the students to complete the worksheet, first by counting how many objects are in each collection, then using the blank template to create their own small collections.
Monitor and support the students as they complete the task. Once the students have finished, correct the worksheet as a class. Encourage more confident students to share their small collections.
Place the students into small groups. Provide each group with a set of 1 to 20 Dump Truck Number Cards. Ask the students to order the cards, then place counters on the back of each dump truck to match the number written on the side.
Encourage more capable students to create 2-digit collections of objects.
Invite less confident students to work in small groups with the teacher or teacher aide and create single-digit collections of objects.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities