Lesson Plan

Worms in the Apple

In this lesson, your students will practice counting by putting the correct number of worms into an "apple." They will practice identifying quantity without having to count the numbers one by one.
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Learning Objectives

Students will count dots on a die and connect that number to a quantity. Students will quantify numbers.


(5 minutes)
  • Introduce the lesson by showing your students a die, a six-sided cube with different numbers.
  • Ask your students to identify the number of dots they see on the top side of the die without counting, or determining the amount. If they do not see a quantity, or number, count the dots together for each side.
  • Show your students the apple on top of the can. Discuss what students might find in an apple. For example, they might see seeds and worms.
  • Show the class some worm cutouts. Explain that each student will have a turn to roll the die and put that same number of worms into the apple can.