Lesson Plan

Introducing the Number Three!

In this introductory math lesson, students will become familiar with the concept of counting and representing numbers with concrete materials. Your students will enjoy using their creativity as they practice representing the number three on their very own!
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Introducing Numbers! pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Introducing Numbers! pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to represent numbers using drawings and objects.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(2 minutes)
  • Gather the class together for a read-aloud.
  • Display the cover of the book and say, "This book is called How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? Does anyone know what the word 'count' means?"
  • Listen to student ideas and say, "Let's read the book and see if we can practice our counting skills now!"

Beginning

  • Review counting in student home language (L1).
  • Practice echo counting in English.

Intermediate

  • Practice counting 1-10 using songs or games.
  • Ask students to turn and talk to share their ideas of things to count with a partner.