Grade: Pre-School
Subject: Mathematics

#3902. Number Awareness

Mathematics, level: Pre-School
Posted Fri Feb 9 08:36:24 PST 2007 by Valerie McCall (
Liberty Elementary, Liberty, SC USA
Materials Required: Scissors, construction paper, glue, crayons, individual pictures of students.
Activity Time: 25-40 minutes
Concepts Taught: The student will become aware of and learn basic information about self

Lesson Plan Format

Teacher- Valerie McCall Grade/Subject- K4/K5 Math

Concept- number awareness

Percept- basic information about self (phone, address, birth date)

State Standard- Numbers and Operations I. Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems D. K. Discuss and explain how numerals are used in the environment

Behavioral Objective-Students will demonstrate knowledge of the numbers around them by constructing a flower with number facts about themselves.

• construction paper
• scissors
• glue
• crayons
• individual pictures of students

Equipment- dry erase board or chalk board to write examples on

Technology integration- none

Set -- Begin by talking about how numbers are used for more than just counting. Tell how numbers can be used to give information about people. Tell some numbers that describe you. For example, your weight.
Explanation- Explain to children that we are going to make number flowers that describe each of us. Each petal will have information about students using numbers. (address, phone number, birth date, age, number of family members)The flower center will have the student's picture glued to it.
Guided Practice -- Demonstrate for class how to construct flower by putting your picture on center and writing your birthday on a petal. Glue all this onto a piece of construction paper and then show class how to draw a stem and leaves.
Independent practice- Each child should be given five petals and a flower center. They should glue their picture, write information on petals, glue all this to a piece of construction paper, and then draw a stem and leaves.
Closure --Tell the children that when they are done they will be sharing one of the number facts about themselves with the class. Call on individual students to share. As each child shares have them help you or your assistant put their picture on a bulletin board.

Student- The student will show knowledge of numbers in their environment by being able to write down basic information about themselves on their petal.
Instructor Reflection -- The teacher will note any students still struggling with recalling facts about themselves and plan activities to meet this need.