Reflection: Routines and Procedures Patterns for Numerals 6-10 - Section 4: Independent Practice


This practice activity for counting is very hands on. For some, their hands are still so tiny and they are also still developing hand-eye coordination, it was a little bit difficult for them to squeeze the handles, but it didn't stop them though. Many of them told me they had never used a hole punch before and they loved the novelty of it. Look at the resource section how one student learned to hold her hole punch with both hands to squeeze.

 It is very important to provide them multiple opportunities to count, especially if they do not play counting games outside of school.  You can set up counting games or centers all over your room and they can count anything; crayons, unifix cubes, stars on a bulletin board, tally marks, buttons, or beans. 

  Routines and Procedures: Hands On
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Patterns for Numerals 6-10

Unit 2: Building Counting Skills
Lesson 3 of 13

Objective: SWBAT count to ten and identify numbers by counting object patterns.

Big Idea: This "colorful" lesson develops understanding of spatial patterns, one-to-one correspondence, and fluency with counting.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Integers, First Grade, counting, pattern
  28 minutes
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