Reflection: Using Numbers to Describe Positions - Ordinals - Section 4: Closing


I used the story Where's Harley? to teach students about ordinals.  My students live in an urban area, so I thought that most of them were familiar with buildings with multiple floors such as the apartment building in the story.  Throughout the lesson, I could tell that the students were not completely understanding ordinals in this way.  We talked about times that we use ordinals such as when we are talking about the date or when we are talking about people or things in line.  The students seemed to understand this better.  The students really enjoyed the story so I would still definitely do this lesson again, but I would have more discussion about apartment buildings  and other ways that we use ordinals before I read the story.

  How Do We Use Ordinals?
  How Do We Use Ordinals?
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Using Numbers to Describe Positions - Ordinals

Unit 3: Numbers to 10
Lesson 17 of 19

Objective: Students will be able to count using ordinals.

Big Idea: A bunny named Harley is lost in an apartment building in the story Where's Harley? Students enjoy listening to how the children find him while learning about ordinals.

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