EL Support Lesson
How Many Noses?
Students will be able to use one-to-one correspondance skills to determine how many items are in a group.
Students will be able to identify numbers 1-10 and match those numbers to items using visual supports.
- Gather the class together for the lesson.
- Ask students, "Can you find your nose? How many noses do you have?"
- Pause to allow students to touch their nose and say, "You each have one nose. I wonder how many noses there are altogether in our class?"
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(5 minutes)
- Model counting the number of noses in the class by having students stand up as you count them.
- Refer to pre-written numbers on the board, a number line, or hundreds chart to demonstrate how the number of noses correspond to the written numerals.
- Invite the students to echo count as you recount the number of noses to confirm your total. You can say, "A mathematician always checks their work by counting a second time."
Guided practise(5 minutes)
- Put the students in small groups of 3-5 and pass out a number line or hundreds chart to each group. Say, "How many noses are in your group?"
- Have students work together to find the total number of noses in their group.
- Check in with each group to ensure that they are able to accurately count the total number of noses and understand the connection between the written number and number of noses in their group.
Group work time(10 minutes)
- Display the How Many Noses worksheet and review the instructions with the class.
- Ask students to turn and talk to a partner to restate the instructions in their own words.
- Pass out worksheets to each student to complete independently.
- When finished with the worksheet, students can colour in the noses or draw a picture of noses on the back of the worksheet.
Additional EL adaptations
- Review numbers 1-10 using stories, songs, or games.
- Use maths manipulatives to practise one-to-one correspondance when counting.
- Provide a greater challenge by asking students to determine how many feet, hands, or eyes there are in the classroom. Have students share their findings with a partner.
- Circulate around the classroom as students are working, and check that they are able to accurately match the correct number of noses to the written numeral.
- Ask guiding questions to support understanding, such as "How many cat noses are there? How do you know? How did you find the number ____?"
Review and closing(2 minutes)
- Gather the class back together and practise counting the number of hands, eyes, or feet in the classroom to provide additional one-to-one counting practise.