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Math Lesson Ideas for the Number 2 (two)

Math Lesson Ideas for the Number 2 (two)

Objective:  Help children recognize the number 2 and the word “two”, numbers are used for counting, count 2 objects, learn to write “2” and “two”.

Preparations:

  • Find an art print or picture from a calendar or magazine with good examples of “TWO”.
  • Optional:  Have connecting blocks or die-cut paper apples in two colors.
  • Have stickers.
  • Write the number “2” and the word “two” on a word card.  Use the “1 one “ word card from the “ONE” lesson.
  • Decide on a simple book, poem or nursery rhyme that has good examples of two.  Possibly use, “One, Two, Buckle my Shoe”.  (Included at the end.)
  • Have colored paper and pencil for each child.

Lesson Ideas:

  • Display the word card with “2 two”.  Discuss the difference between the number “2” and the word “two”.  Compare to the number “1 one” card.
  • Read a simple book or poem.  Discuss the examples of two. Discuss different body parts to see how many they have.  Do you have two legs?  two eyes? Etc.
  • Show the picture and have each child pick out two things in the picture.
  • Show how to make the number 2.  Have them make them in the air with their finger.  Have them close their eyes and write the number 2 in the air.
  • Give each child a paper and pencil.  Have or help them write their name.  Show the word card again for “2 two”.  Have them write a number “2” several times, and the word “two”.  (If a child has a hard time writing their letters, write the word “two” with a yellow pencil and have them trace it.)  Put out stickers and have them select 2 for their paper.  (They could also draw two things.)

Extension ideas:  Possibly include some comparison or patterning activities with connecting blocks or die-cut apples.  (small, medium, large, same, different, AABB pattern, etc.)

Nursery Rhyme:
One, two, Buckle my shoe;
Three, four, Shut the door;
Five, six, Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, Lay them straight;

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Math Lesson Ideas for the Number 1 (One)

Math Lesson for the Number 1 (One)

ObjectiveHelp children recognize the number 1, the word “one”, numbers are used for counting, count 1 object, and learn to write “l” and “one”.

Preparations:

  • Find an art print or picture from a calendar or magazine with good examples of “ONE”.
  • Optional:  Make some die cuts of apples or something else in two different colors and 3 different sizes.
  • Have some stickers.
  • Write the number “l” and the word, “one” on a word card.
  • Have examples of the different fonts of the printed form of 1.
  • Decide on a simple book, poem or nursery rhyme that has good examples of “one”.  Possibly use, “There Was a Crooked Man”.  (Included at the end.)
  • Have paper and pencil for each child.

Lesson:

  • Display the word card with “l one”.  Discuss the difference between the number “1” and the word “one”.  What are words made of?  (letters)  What are numbers used for?  (counting)
  • Read  a book, poem or the Nursery Rhyme.  Then discuss the examples of one thing in the reading. Discuss different body parts to see how many they have.  Do you have 1 eye?  1 nose? Etc.
  • Show the picture and have each child pick out one thing in the picture.
  • Show the children examples of different fonts for the number one.  Encourage them to write their l’s with a straight line like an “l”.  Have them make them in the air with their finger.
  • Give each child a paper and pencil.  Have or help them write their name.  Show the word card again for “l one”.  Have them write a number “l” and a word “one”.  (If a child has a hard time writing their letters, write the word “one” with a yellow pencil and have them trace it.)  Put out stickers and have them select 1 for their paper.

Extension ideas: Possibly include some comparison or patterning activities with the die cut apples.  (small, medium, large, same, different, ABAB pattern, etc.)   Can also do a food activity with several 1 items.

Nursery Rhyme

There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile;

He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile:
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

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Little Miss Muffet

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Little Miss Muffet

Objective:  Help children learn about spiders and counting through the nursery rhyme, “Little Miss Muffet”.

Preparation:

  • Find pictures of spiders.  (The internet is a great source.)
  • Find drawings or picture book of Little Miss Muffet.
  • Do the following for each sack puppet :
    • Cut a sheet of black construction paper 5 ¼” wide.
    • Cut off 3 ½” so you have 2 rectangles one 5 ¼” x 3 ½” (spider’s face) the other one will be 5 ¼ x 5 ½ (spider’s belly).
    • Using the remaining part of your sheet of black construction paper to cut 8 strips ½” wide for the legs.
    • Have pre-cut foam shapes, googly eyes, or other shapes of construction paper.
    • White school glue. 
    • Crayons for finishing the spider.
    • White crayons. 
    • Print and cut out the rhyme “Little Miss Muffet” from this link: little miss muffet

Lesson:
Read the rhyme then discuss;

  • Little Miss Muffet,
  • Sat on a tuffet,
  • Eating her curds and whey.
  • Along came a spider
  • And (or Who) sat down beside her
  • And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Define these words:

  • The word tuffet was once a common word for a short stool, such as a footstool.
  • Curds and whey are what we call cottage cheese.
  • Frightened means scared.
  • Discuss the concepts of BESIDE, AWAY, and ON.
  • Discuss spiders and insects. Explain that spiders have 8 legs and insects only have 6 legs.
  • Spiders are called Arachnids.

Discussion Questions:

  • Who sat on a tuffet?
  • Who ate curds and whey?
  • Who frightened Miss Muffet?
  • Where did the spider go?
  • What frightens you?

Activity: Make Spider Sack Puppets

Have the children follow these steps::

  • Glue the face onto the flap of the paper sack.
  • Accordion fold the strips (legs) then unfold. (You can do legs straight.)
  • Glue or staple 4 strips to each side of the front of the bag.
  • Glue the belly on to the side of the sack below the flap on top of the ends of the legs. Take care not to glue the flap down.
  • Glue on eight eyes and designs.
  • Decorate the spider with crayons.  
  • Write the word “spider” with white crayon on the spider’s belly.
  • Glue the rhyme “Little Miss Muffet” to the back of the puppet.

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Marshmallow Treats

Marshmallow Treats           Marshmallow squares      

1. Microwave for 2 minutes:

  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • 40 Large Marshmallows

2. Stir and add:

  • 5 cup Crispy Rice Cereal

3. Stir and pat it down in a buttered dish.

4. Let them cool, cut and serve.

5. Add M&M’s  (Each child counts 5 M&M’s to put on their piece.) and eat.

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Math Lesson Ideas for the Number 5

Number 5 (five)

Objective: Help children recognize the number 5 and the word “five”, use numbers for counting, count 5 objects, learn to write “5” and “five”.

Preparations:

  • Find an art print or picture from a calendar or magazine with good examples of “five”.
  • For counting, take metal hangers and cut them off with wire cutters to use only the straight part.  Thread 10 wooden beads on the hangers, then bend the ends so they won’t come off.  (If you can find the beads used for seat covers at a second-hand store, those are just the right size and cheap.)
  • Have some stickers.
  • Write the number “5” and the word “five” on a word card.  Use the “1 one”, the “2 two”, the “3 three” and the “4 four” word cards from previous lessons.
  • Decide on a simple book, poem or song that has good examples of five.  Possibly use, “Five Little Monkeys jumping on the Bed” or “Five Little Ducks”.  (This website has the words to “Five Little Ducks”. http://www.zelo.com/family/nursery/fiveducks.asp )
  • Print and make the Bed book.  There will be 6 pages in the book.  The book starts with 5 then ends with them on the bed.    Have smiley face stickers for the book  book 5 on the bed
  • Have paper and pencil for each child.  (It is fun to use a colored paper or colored pencils.)

Lesson:

  • Display the word card with “5 five”.  Discuss the difference between the number “5” and the word “five”.  Compare to the “1 one”, “2 two”,  “3 three”, and “4 four” cards.
  • Read a book or sing a song like “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”.
  • Show the picture and have each child pick out 5 things in the picture.
  • Show how to make the number 5.  Have them make them in the air with their finger.  Have them close their eyes and write the number 5 in the air.

Activities:

  • Give each child a “5 on the Bed” book.  Read together each page and have the children put that many smiley face stickers on each page.  On the last page they draw themselves.
  • Give each child a paper and pencil.  Have or help them write their name.  Show the word card again for “5 five”.  Have them write a number “5” several times, and the word “five”.  (If a child has a hard time writing their letters, write the word with a yellow pencil and have them trace it.)  Put out stickers and have them select 5 for their paper.  (They could also draw five things.)
  • Use the beads to practice counting by moving one bead at a time.

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Math lesson ideas for the Number 4 (four)

Number 4 (four)  

Objective:  Help children recognize the number 4 and the word “four”, use numbers for counting, count 4 objects, learn to write “4” and “four”.

Preparations:

  • Find an art print or picture from a calendar or magazine with good examples of “four”.
  • Optional:  Have play food or other objects for counting.
  • Have some stickers.
  • Write the number “4” and the word “four” on a word card.  Use the “1 one”, the “2 two” and the “3 three” word cards from previous lessons.
  • Decide on a simple book, poem or song that has good examples of three.  Possibly use, “Fish Story”.  (Included at the end.)
  • Have paper and pencil for each child.  (It is fun to use a colored paper or colored pencils.)

Lesson:

Display the word card with “4 four”.  Discuss the difference between the number “4” and the word “four”.  Compare to the “1 one”, “2 two” and “3 three” cards.

Read a Fish Story.  Did you hear the number 4?   What number comes before 4?  What number comes after?  Is 4 more or less than 3?  Etc.

Show the picture and have each child pick out 4 things in the picture.

Show how to make the number 4.  (It is like a capital L with a lowercase l on top.)  Have them make them in the air with their finger.  Have them close their eyes and write the number 4 in the air.

Give each child a paper and pencil.  Have or help them write their name.  Show the word card again for “4 four”.  Have them write a number “4” several times, and the word “four”.  (If a child has a hard time writing their letters, write the word with a yellow pencil and have them trace it.)  Put out stickers and have them select 4 for their paper.  (They could also draw four things.)

Extension ideas:  Possibly include some counting, comparing or patterning activities with play food.  Use graph paper to graph the food by color.  Count to see how many of each and which have more, the most, the least, etc.

Fish Story

One, two, three, four, five –
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten –
Then I let it go again.
Why did I let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
The little finger on the right.

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Math lesson ideas for the Number 3 (three)

Number 3

Objective:   Help children recognize the number 3 and the word “three”, use numbers for counting, count 3 objects, learn to write “3” and “three”.

Preparations:

  • Find an art print or picture from a calendar or magazine with good examples of “three”.
  • Optional:  Have small animals or objects for counting.
  • Have some stickers.
  • Write the number “3” and the word “three” on a word card.  Use the “1 one” and the “2 two” word cards from previous lessons.
  • Decide on a simple book, poem or song that has good examples of three.  Possibly use, “Three Little Monkeys”.  (Included at the end.)
  • Have paper and pencil for each child.  (It is fun to use a colored paper or colored pencils.)

Lesson Ideas:

  • Display the word card with “3 three”.  Discuss the difference between the number “3” and the word “three”.  Compare to the number “1 one” and number “2 two” cards.
  • Read a simple book or poem. (Three Little Monkeys)  Discuss the examples of three.
  • Show the picture and have each child pick out three things in the picture.
  • Give each child three objects.  Have them line them up, then touch each object as they count them as a group.
  • Show how to make the number 3.  Have them make them in the air with their finger.  Have them close their eyes and write the number 3 in the air.
  • Give each child a paper and pencil.  Have them write their names, help them if needed.  Show the word card again for “3 three”.  Have them write a number “3” several times, and the word “three”.  (If a child has a hard time writing their letters, write the word “three” with a yellow pencil and have them trace it.)  Put out stickers and have them select 3 for their paper.  (They could also draw three things.)

Extension ideas:  Possibly include some counting, comparing or patterning activities with small animals.  (more and less, same and different, ABC pattern, etc.)

Three Little Monkeys

  • Three little monkeys swinging in the trees
  • Teasing Mister Alligator,
  • “You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!”
  • Along comes Mister Alligator quiet as can be.
  • Snap! (Clap)

(Repeat with one less monkey until there are none left.)

  • No little monkeys!

 

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