Reflection: Real World Applications What Are Numbers? Practicing 9 & 10 - Section 1: Problem of the Day


The narrative in the Problem of the Day section here is what I planned to say for this lesson.  Doing that alone would have taken approximately five minutes or less which is what I try to keep as the time limit for my Problem of the Day.  Unfortunately, Problem of the Day went much longer today because we ended up doing a quick lesson on paper money.  We no longer cover money as a unit in kindergarten, but the students still need some basic knowledge about it since they use in their daily lives. 

During the Problem of the Day there was some confusion about the money being worth different amounts.  I used the students' interest and questions about money to throw in a quick mini lesson on money.  Luckily I had some paper money in my purse, so I pulled it out and we looked at the difference between at 1 dollar bill, a 5 dollar bill and a 10 dollar bill.  We talked about 5 being more than 1 and 10 being more than 5 and more than 1.  I then had the students look back at the SMARTBoard to see that Ben's dad gave him all 1 dollar bills, so we could just count them the way that we normally count. I love catching moments like this where I can bring in some of the concepts that we no longer cover in kindergarten, but that it is beneficial to at least touch on.

  Counting Money
  Real World Applications: Counting Money
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What Are Numbers? Practicing 9 & 10

Unit 3: Numbers to 10
Lesson 9 of 19

Objective: Students will be able to use a ten frame to name and count numbers nine and ten.

Big Idea: A ten frame provides a model for students as they learn numbers and practice counting.

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