Lesson Plan

Nature and Counting: It All Adds Up

Who doesn't enjoy collecting objects from outside? Use your students' natural curiosity to spur interest in math. Your students will have fun outdoors collecting natural objects to practice addition!
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Nature Counting pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to represent addition facts up to 10.

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

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Tell your students that they will be adding natural objects that they get to collect.
  • Read a story that relates to natural objects and enumeration such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Beginning

  • Review mathematical vocabulary such as add, sum, and equation in students home language (L1) and in English.

Intermediate

  • Preview the read aloud, providing students with any relevant information or background knowledge needed to access the text.