# Exploring Numbers Unit Plan

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This Mathematics unit addresses a range of number concepts involving identifying, sequencing and representing.

It consists of 10 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time framesย should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

### Overview

#### Objectives

• To identify the numbers from 0 to 10.
• To identify numbers in our environment.
• To sequence the numbers from 1 to 10.
• To sequence the numbers from 1 to 20 and identify missing numbers.
• To identify number patterns to 20.
• To understand how number stories and rhymes can help with counting.
• To count small collections to identify 'how many'.
• To connect numbers by their name, numeral and quantity.
• To use subitizing to count small collections.
• To quickly identify a small collection of objects with the use of subitizing.

#### Preparing for Learning

Prior to commencing the unit, develop a numbers display in the classroom. Display posters,ย word wall vocabularyย and learning goals that the students will engage with throughout the unit to stimulate their learning. For examples of such resources, browse the Place Value categoryย on the Teach Starter website.

There are many concepts to address when introducing numbers to younger students. Theย lessons in this unit cover a range of these concepts, many of which haveย varying degrees of complexity. Teachers are encouraged to selectย lessons from the unit that best suit the learning needs of their students, or to adapt lessons accordingly.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

### Lessons

#### Identifying Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the numbers from 0 to 10.

#### Surrounded by Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify numbers in their environment.

#### Sequencing Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will sequence the numbers from 1 to 10.

#### Identifying Missing Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will sequence the numbers from 1 to 20 and identify missing numbers.

#### Number Patterns

A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify number patterns to 20.

#### Number Stories and Rhymes

A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand how number stories and rhymes can help with counting.

#### Counting Collections

A 60 minute lesson in which students will count small collections to identify 'how many'.

#### Connecting Numbers

A 60 minute lesson in which students will connect numbers by their name, numeral and quantity.

#### Subitizing Small Collections

A 60 minute lesson in which students will use subitizing to count small collections.

#### Practicing Subitizing

A 60 minute lesson in which students will quickly identify a small collection of objects with the use of subitizing.

#### Representing Numbers - Assessment Task

A hands-on assessment task in which students will demonstrate their understanding of how the numbers from 0 to 10 can be represented in different ways.