Grab these 30 Scripted Lessons for Developing Number Sense in Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade. The lessons are fun and hands-on to make learning fun for your little ones, but at the same time helping them learn valuable skills. They will explore the hundreds chart, base ten blocks, and number line. Then they get to work on decomposing!
My passion is building number sense. I want children to understand the whys behind the math to be able to visualize what is happening when they are adding or subtracting. My desire is for them to be able to do math in their head and to know WHY they multiply the numerators and the denominators of a fraction….not just do it.
You’ve Got This Math has been all about this….helping children discover the WHY behind math in fun printables. But today, I’m taking it a step forward. Today, I’m sharing with you a work-intensive project that I have been working on for quite a while.
It is 30 SCRIPTED LESSONS that you can use to teach your children. 30 lessons clearly mapped out to help your children develop number sense.
But before I share with you all that this project has to offer, I wanted to let you see a glimpse of my background. To let you see, why this is so important to me.
Developing Number Sense
Maybe you were like me, and you think I’m really bad at math. You could be in a different boat, and you have a child that is having a hard time understanding math and you are at a loss on how to help them.
Sometimes going back to the basics is what helps. And this course does just that.
We are using All About Reading and All About Spelling write now, and I’m loving it. It is hands-on and fun, but the lessons are right there for me. All I have to do is quickly read through the lesson before we do it, and I know just what to say and what to do first.
And as I was working on this project, I wanted the same for you. We all have so much on our plates, and researching how to teach a lesson is a lot of work….though sometimes needed.
These lessons take the research out and walk you through a complete lesson.
- You will know how to introduce it.
- What to do during the activity…questions you can ask, etc.
- And then finally, how to close up the lesson.
It is all laid out, step by step for you!
What Will They Be Learning
Week 1: Hundreds Chart
Week one we will jump into the hundreds chart. There are 10 lessons that focus solely on the hundreds chart. The children will be building it, playing games with it, comparing numbers with it, and even doing a little adding and subtracting with it.
Week 2: Base Ten Blocks
Next, we move into my favorite, base ten blocks. We all know that kids don’t learn the same, and so once again we focus on building numbers but with base ten blocks. We will still be comparing numbers and doing a little adding and subtracting, AND we will expose our little ones to bundling and regrouping.
Understanding how to bundle and regroup will help them immensely as they add and subtract, and it can even lead to strong mental math.
Week 3: Number Line
The number line comes next with five lessons that have children counting, skip counting, and adding and subtracting on the number line.
Week 4: Decomposing
We end with decomposing numbers. This is when we can take number apart and understand what each digit represents.
The most common form of this is expanded form.
But we are going to go deeper. We will look at ways to build mental math by getting to 10 or 100. We will practice our basic math facts, so we can do math without resorting to a calculator or our fingers….though there is nothing wrong with a little finger counting every now and again.
Let’s Get Started
This class is designed for kindergarten, first, and second-grade students. The same teaching can be applied to all levels, but the numbers will have to change. Kindergarten students need to be able to count to 100 and be able to write to the number 20…so you can tailor the lessons to those numbers, while our second graders will be working on numbers up to 1,000.
So if you have a k, 1st, or 2nd-grade students (or even an upper elementary child that is having a very hard time with math) this course is for you.
I hope you will join me as we develop number sense in our children!!!