Grade: Pre-School
Subject: Mathematics

#1752. Millie's Math House Lesson Plan

Mathematics, level: Pre-School
Posted Tue May 9 16:44:31 PDT 2000 by Cindy Boehmer (
Edison Elementary, Waterloo,Ia. USA
Materials Required: Macintosh computer, LCD projector or TV monitor, Millie's Math House Computer software
Activity Time: 20-30 minutes
Concepts Taught: Counts, names, matches and arranges unordered fixed objects

Millie's Math House Cookie Factory

Standard: Understands whole number concepts-zero to ten.

Benchmark: Counts unordered fixed objects
Names numerals
Matches numerals
Arranges numerals

Grade level: Prekindergarten

Teacher: Cindy Boehmer

April 23, 2000

Resources needed: Macintosh computer,LCD projector or TV monitor,
Millie's Math House computer software and teacher's manual by Edmark, math number cards, cookie cards

Lesson Plan Duration: 20-30 minutes

Special Directions: Children will need to have some prior knowledge of
matching objects to numbers.

Anticipatory Set
Go through set of number cards and have children help tell you
what numbers they are
Hold up a number card
Have that number of children stand in a group with their number
Continue until all children are in a group
Have each child holding a number card put themselves in sequential order with children and teacher help

Objective and Purpose
Children will be able to match numerals to sets 1-5 or 1-10
Children will be able to name numerals 1-5 or 1-10 in random order
Children will be able to arrange numerals 1-5 or 1-10 in sequential order
Children will be able to count 1-5 or 1-10 unordered fixed objects

Teacher will explain the procedures in using the software program
of the Cookie Factory. Show the children how by clicking on Harley the horse, he will tell you how many jelly beans he would like on his cookie. By counting out the right number Harley will say thank you and eat the cookie. If you count out too few or too
many jelly beans, Froggy gets to eat the cookie and then you try again.

Point to the number that Harley says.
Click the jelly bean dispenser until you have the right number of
jelly beans
When your number matches Harley's number click on the glove
Harley will then pick another number if you were right

Check for Understanding
Children participate in counting out the number of jelly beans
Children help determine if they have chosen the correct amount
before clicking on the glove
Teacher observation

Guided Practice
Name numbers on cards out of order
Introduce cookie activity sheet
Put first three number cards in order - count 1,2,3
Pick a number card and find the cookie with the correct number of
Put that cookie under the correct number card

Independent Practice
Children finish putting the rest of number cards in order and find cookies on their own, either 1-5 or 1-10

Discuss with children how we match numbers and sets
Review numbers 1-10 unordered