Lesson Plan

It’s Raining Numbers!

Raindrops are falling in this weather-themed math lesson! Students will manipulate raindrops and discover that raindrops can be counted in the same order, even when they are arranged in different ways.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to construct a piece of raindrop artwork in which they correctly count and label the number of raindrops and order the numbers correctly.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Tell your students that they are going to be counting raindrops today.
  • Have them sit in a circle.
  • Drop the large model raindrops so that they fall in the middle.
  • Tell your students that the challenge is to count the raindrops in different ways.

Beginning

  • Practice counting in students home language (L1) as well as in English.

Intermediate

  • Review counting using games or songs.

Related Guided Lesson

Counting 2

4 games
1 song video
5 printable worksheets
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Grade
kindergarten
Subject Math