1. Topic-
Using 5 as a Benchmark
Activity #2 see photocopy attached page 165 MATHFOCUS
Compare Sets to 5: Main Circle Activity
2. Content-
Content: Strand - Number.
Developing Number Sense.

Subject Matter: Numbers 0 to 5.
one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), more, fewer, howm many
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Strand: Number


Allignment to Program of Studies:
General Outcome:
Develop number sense.

Specific Outcomes
It is expected that students will:
1. Say the number sequence 1 to 10 by 1s, starting
anywhere from 1 to 10 and from 10 to 1.
2. Subitize (recognize at a glance) and name familiar
arrangements of 1 to 5 objects or dots.
3. Relate a numeral, 1 to 10, to its respective
4. Represent and describe numbers 2 to 10,
concretely and pictorially.
5. Compare quantities 1 to 10, using one-to-one
4. Objectives-

- Name the number that comes after a given number.
- Name the number that comes before a given number.
- Recite number names from a given number to a stated number (forward " one to five,
backward " five to one), using visual aids.
- Look briefly at a given familiar arrangement of 1 to 5 objects or dots, and identify the number
represented without counting.
- Identify the number represented by a given dot arrangement on a five frame.
- Construct a set of objects corresponding to a given numeral.
- Name the number for a given set of objects.
- Hold up the appropriate number of fingers for a given numeral.
- Match numerals with their given pictorial representations.
- Partition a given quantity into two parts, using fingers, counters or other objects, and identify
the number of objects in each part (part-part-whole).
- Show a given number as two parts, using pictures, and name the number of objects in each part.
- Construct a set to show more than, fewer than or as many as a given set.
- Compare two given sets through direct comparison; and describe the sets, using words such as
more, fewer, as many as or the same number.
5. Materials and Aids-
-Poster 3A: Pet Store Window
-Large color block cubes
-Scholastic half pint activity cards
- Internet - NCTM Illuminations Five Frame SMARTboard Activity (if time)
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Display poster and ask students to describe what they see using numbers (Mathfocus p. 165)


B. Development-

1. Have students use large color cubes to represent the different groups of animals / birds in the poster and compare the smaller sets to the group of 5 dogs.
2. Help students develop number sense and better understand the relative size of different quantities. Ask specific questions (see photocopy p. 165).
3.Invite students to use reasoning to think of a question abut the five puppies. The answer to the question must include a number.

C. Practice-

Variation p. 165.

D. Independent Practice-

Center Activities:
photocopy p. 157
Go through these with students so they understand how to do the activities.
-Sets of Fish
-Rolling Numbers
-Shake and Spill

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Observation during Introduction, Development & Practice Unit 2 Checklist photocopy p. 378
2.Observation during Independent Practice Activities
3.Conversation for Independent Assessment - photocopy page 379

G. Closure-

Read Story 5 Little Monkeys with Nothing to Do book coming from Instructional Resources this week. (Discuss number in relation to lesson)
7. Evaluation-
Evaluate as in Checking for Understanding (above) and also Section B page 159 Lesson 3 of this unit "Focus on Visuaizing: Main Circle Activity: Five Towers, text lesson page 172).
If possible locate the book On Mother's Lap and do lesson and assessments text page 164.

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