Guided Lessons

# Reflecting on Numbers

In this artistic lesson plan, students will reflect on their learning through reading, games, and painting! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the What I Learned About Numbers lesson plan.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for theWhat I Learned About NumbersLesson plan.

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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for theWhat I Learned About NumbersLesson plan.

Students will be able to review key maths skills.

##### Language

Students will be able to recall the counting sequence from 1-10 by counting pictures and objects.

(2 minutes)
• Gather students together and say, "We are almost done with our school year! Today we are going to ReflectOr think back on what we have learned this year."
(10 minutes)
• Read aloud the book How Many Bugs in a Box?, pausing as you read to count the bugs on each page.
• Model using one-to-one correspondence as you count the bugs on each page.
• Write or display the numbers 1–10 on the board and say, "We have learned a lot about counting and numbers this year. Now we will practise counting and writing our numbers together."
• Demonstrate how to write each number and then invite students to write each number in the air with invisible paint.
(10 minutes)
• Using the numbers displayed on the board, ask the class to count along with you as you point to each number.
• Practise counting objects as a group (hold up items one at a time and count them aloud to find the total number).
• Explain that students will work with a partner to go on a counting scavenger hunt!
• Review the following directions:
• Each pair receives a box.
• The teacher will say a number and students will need to find the same number of items from the classroom to place in their box.
• Students will return to the rug with their items to recount them.
• Students will display their items for the group.
• Play one or two rounds with the class using the numbers 1–10.
(15 minutes)
• Explain that now students will get to paint their own picture of 10 things!
• Model how to write the number 10 on the top of your paper and then paint 10 items (of your choosing) under the number.
• Pass out materials and allow students to work independently.

Beginning

• Provide students with the number 10 to trace onto their painting paper.
• Allow students to count in their home language (L1).

• Allow students to choose additional numbers to paint.
• Encourage students to explain how they are keeping track as they count.
(5 minutes)
• Observe students during the scavenger hunt activity to assess if they are able to accurately find and count the correct number of items.
• Assess if students are able to match a given quantity to a written number by collecting their work samples at the end of the lesson.
(5 minutes)
• Gather students back together and invite students to go on a gallery walk to look at one another's work.
• Highlight the different ways that students made pictures of 10.
• Ask students to reflect on the year by saying, "Turn and talk to share what you enjoyed most about maths this year."