Lesson Plan:

Line Up for Numbers

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August 29, 2015
by AnneMarie Mann
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August 29, 2015
by AnneMarie Mann

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to order numbers from 1-10 or beyond given number samples.


Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Tell students you will be practicing ordering numbers.
  • Ask students to identify examples in their environment where they may observe numbers in order. Examples would include the class calendar, a number line, or any chart where steps are numbered in order.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Have students line up, and count them off by number (e.g. "1,2,3...").
  • Have students arrange themselves in a line in order. Help as necessary and encourage students to use posted number lines as cues for ordering numbers.
  • Have students count aloud as they are in line.
  • Rearrange students as many times as you choose to establish understanding of the concept.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (5 minutes)

  • Distribute number cards to each student.
  • Have students place their numbers in order on the board, a clothesline, or however works best for your classroom.
  • Count the numbers in order when finished and ask students if the number cards are ordered correctly. Have students rearrange them if necessary.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Have students complete the 1-10 foldable booklet.
  • Allow them to write the numerals on the front or the inside of the booklet and add corresponding numbers of dots.



  • Enrichment: Have advanced students place playing or number cards in order when given a random set.
  • Support: Struggling students can work with the support version of the Fill in the Numbers worksheet.


Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Have students complete the Fill in the Numbers worksheet.

Review and Closing (5 minutes)

  • Have students share their foldable books with each other and/or place them in your classroom library.

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