Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Sequencing Numbers in Counting Order - Section 3: Playing the Game


The students all did very well with this game.  As I was observing students engaged with the game, I noticed a few things:

*One student still is struggling with the concept of 1:1 and I had to remind her to check her towers for accuracy.

*Most of the students used the cubes, built each tower, and were able to double check their work by sliding the towers together to see if the were indeed placed from least to greatest (see video of this).

*A few students asked if they could just place the cards in order with out the cubes?  I asked them to finish the game the way it was introduced and then to call me when they were finished.  Once they did, I used the space at the bottom of the page for students to try and play a round without cubes.  I dealt them four cards and asked them to sequence them (from least to greatest).


The terms greatest was introduced during the first few days of math class.  I introduced it through the game Greater Than.  This introduction was key in laying an initial understanding of the concept needed for this game.


I feel the video is an example of two kids who are meeting my expectations for this activity.  With the exception of saying bigger instead of greater than, I feel the boy demonstrates a good explanation of how he knows he is correct.  

There are two photos in the section's resources (1 & 2).  These are examples of students work.

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Reflection on Game Play
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Sequencing Numbers in Counting Order

Unit 3: Counting & Comparing
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBATl connect number names and written numbers to the quantities they represent. The students will also use the <, >, and = symbols and order two sets of numbers up to 12.

Big Idea: Why is 4 less than 6? Why is 8 more than 5? Why, Why, Why! Today the students will explore the concept of the value of numbers and how to order them by their value.

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Math, greater than, less than, Number Sense and Operations, Comparing Numbers, ordering numbers, equal to, 1st Grade
  65 minutes
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