## Reflection: Grappling with Complexity The Reading Challenge: What Number Comes Before - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment

I have taught the students that the numbers go in a certain order.  Now, I want them to deviate from this order???  I want them to go backwards???  How crazy is that??

The ability to count backwards from a given number is an important foundational math skill.  This lesson is an important critical step in developing this skill.  It is amazing how difficult it is to get students to focus on the number the that comes before a given number.   I had to correct the students so many times.  They consistently gave me the number that came after the given number.

I know that I need to do an additional lesson on this skill.  I need to have my students work toward aromaticity when answering the question, "What comes before?"

The Reading Challenge-What Number Comes Before?
Grappling with Complexity: The Reading Challenge-What Number Comes Before?

# The Reading Challenge: What Number Comes Before

Unit 6: Fun with Numbers 0-20 and Beyond
Lesson 12 of 21

## Big Idea: This fun lesson introduces an important skill. Telling what number comes before a given number is a foundational skill for subtracting.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, subtraction, SIOP, ELL, counting
45 minutes

### Joyce Baumann

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