Counting Forward from Given NumbersKindergarten • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Counting and Cardinality, Math
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Count Forward Beginning at a Given Number, Review Known Numbers 1-20
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: pencils, crayons/colored pencils, writing utensil for the front board, and a document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required Printable Student Resources: “Number Line Whole Group” (1 copy per student), “Number Line Partner Work” (1 copy per student), “Exit Slip” “Counting Caterpillars” (as an optional assessment component, 1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This fully scripted Kindergarten half day lesson plan is broken down into 2 separate segments (30-60 minutes each). The lessons address Counting and Cardinality: Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1) (K.CC.2). These lessons include: review of counting by 1s to 20 starting at 1, and introduction to counting sequences using a number line, whole group practice counting forward starting at a given number that is less than 20, partner practice counting forward starting at a given number, an exit slip as an optional assessment component, and a game called, “Tap and Count” to help students review and practice the skill of counting forward.
- Segment 1: Students will review known numbers 1 – 20. Next they will discover (as a whole group) how to start counting forward when starting from a number other than 1. Students will then practice counting forward from a given number other than 1 with a partner and finally, students will complete individual work to show understanding of counting forward from a given number other than 1.
- Segment 2: Students will enhance their ability to count forward from a given number other than 1 by playing a game.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.