Sample Lesson 1
From Early Childhood Activity Cards
Have students stack each number in order.
Purpose: Practice adding numbers in order. Sequential understanding that the numbers are related.
Build a new tower, with the 'ten block' on the bottom.
Review: 'Did you like the ten on the bottom, or the one?'
Encourage students to think more about their activity. The ten on the bottom may be sturdier but it gets much higher faster.
This activity provides students with practice ordering numbers 1 to 10. The activity also teaches students the importance of starting with the largest number on bottom, a concept which can later be applied to basic addition. Make sure you are playing with the students so they can hear and see your instructions.