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Line Up for Numbers

Order up! Get your students excited about counting with this teacher-approved maths lesson. Kids will have a blast making booklets and participating in counting activities.
Need extra help for EL students? Try theIs It in Order?Pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try theIs It in Order?Pre-lesson.
  • Students will be able to order numbers from 1-10 or beyond given number samples.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
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(5 minutes)
Color NumbersFill in the NumbersFill in the Numbers (Support)1-10 Foldable Booklet
  • Tell students you will be practising ordering numbers.
  • Ask students to identify examples in their environment where they may observe numbers in order. Examples would include the class calendar, a number line, or any chart where steps are numbered in order.
(10 minutes)
  • Have students line up, and count them off by number (e.g. "1, 2, 3...").
  • Have students arrange themselves in a line in order. Help as necessary and encourage students to use posted number lines as cues for ordering numbers.
  • Have students count aloud as they are in line.
  • Rearrange students as many times as you choose to establish understanding of the concept.
(5 minutes)
  • Distribute number cards to each student.
  • Have students place their numbers in order on the board, a clothesline, or however works best for your classroom.
  • Count the numbers in order when finished and ask students if the number cards are ordered correctly. Have students rearrange them if necessary.
(10 minutes)
  • Have students complete the 1–10 foldable booklet.
  • Allow them to write the numerals on the front or the inside of the booklet and add the corresponding numbers of dots.

Support:

  • Struggling students can complete the support version of the Fill in the Numbers worksheet.

Enrichment:

  • Have advanced students place playing or number cards in order when given a random set.
(5 minutes)
  • Have students complete the Fill in the Numbers worksheet.
(5 minutes)
  • Have students share their foldable books with each other and/or place them in your classroom library.

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