Lesson Plan

Race to 120

Build familiarity with numbers from 1 to 120 with this fun game. This lesson can be used alone or with the lesson plan **Then Came One.**
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Then Came One lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Then Came One lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to articulate patterns of one more and one less and count on to 120.

Language

Students will be able to describe the relationship between numbers with content-specific vocabulary using manipulatives and peer support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Display two sets of circular counters side by side on the document camera (e.g. four and six).
  • Ask students to point to the set that shows more counters. Think aloud, "That's right! Six is more than four!"
  • Now ask students to show you the set that shows less counters. Think aloud, "Correct! Four is less than six."
  • Gesture with your hands spread wide as students repeat, "more." Gesture with hands close together as students repeat "less."
  • Project the Race to 120 gameboard, and tell students that today they will play a fun game to practice counting on.

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first grade
Subject Math