Age Group: 4 + students
Theme/Topic: Changing My World, Changing Me
Curriculum Area: Mathematics
Name of Activity: Follow My Pattern
Previous Knowledge: The students can know and can state the formation of the numbers 0 to 10.
Materials: Youtube videos; computer/tablet/phone; number cards; plasticine; worksheet # 5; worksheets # 6
Strands: Intellectual Empowerment, Wellness
Children will be given opportunities to:
Cognitive: discover patterns and understand the patterns of numbers change according to the number; and trace/ follow the pattern of the numbers 0 to 9.
Affective: participate in learning activity by listening activity, making comments, responding to questions appropriately and following instructions on the various patterns of the numbers 0 to 9.
Psychomotor: develop gross and fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination by using plasticine to change from one pattern of a number to pattern of another number.
PREPARATION BEFORE LESSON
- The teacher will get the one video from on youtube and put them on pause for awaiting the beginning of the lessons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ir_l7qTiZ4
- The teacher will organize the plasticine by taking them out of the plastics and place on the table for each student to obtain one.
- The teacher will prepare worksheet with the numbers 0 to 4 to be traced and written by students (for example, please look at diagram labelled worksheet #5).
- The teacher will prepare worksheet with the numbers 5 to 9 to be traced and written by students at home (for example, please look at diagram labelled worksheet #6).
- The teacher will show the students a Youtube video on the rhyme “1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive”. She will tell the students to sing along.
- The teacher will ask the students if numbers have patterns. She will engage the students in a short discussion on numbers and their patterns. She will explain the patterns of numbers as the number formations, how they are written.
- The teacher will give each students a plasticine and instruct them to make the pattern of the numbers as she holds up the number cards.
- The teacher will demonstrate, as she shows the number cards, how to change the patterns from one number to another using a plasticine.
- The teacher will engage the students in saying the rhyme again “1, 2, 3. 4. 5 once I caught a fish alive”.
ASSESSMENT: The teacher will give the students a worksheet and pencils to trace and write the formation/ pattern of the numbers 0 to 4.
- Homework – the teacher will give students another worksheet with the number 5 to 9 to trace and write the formation/pattern.