Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Model and Write Numbers to 30 - Section 5: Independent Practice Part 2


This activity helped me see exactly who is still struggling with fluency in counting and who knew automatically what came next.  This is going to turn into a regular activity in my room because it was so valuable.  I will continue to do individual counting sheets also, but I like how this method pushed them to be faster.  When they are completing a counting sheet on their own, I can never get them to hurry. Even if I use a timer or count down procedure, it just doesn't seem to matter.  It seemed to make a difference to make it a game where your group was relying on you and helping you along. See my video of one group's progress through the game, in the resource section.

  Intrinsic Motivation: Fluency
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Model and Write Numbers to 30

Unit 2: Building Counting Skills
Lesson 8 of 13

Objective: SWBAT read and write numbers to 30.

Big Idea: First graders must build fluency in writing their numbers from 1 to 120. This ability is built through sequential small steps and repetitive practice.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Integers, counting, First Grade
  33 minutes
students counting to 30
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