NUMERACY / MATHEMATICS LESSONS
Building stronger visual discrimination skills
Previous Knowledge : The pupils have been taught.
SORTING A LARGER GROUP OF TWO WITH ONE ATTRIBUTE
in their previous classes
2nd Term / Second Term
BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVES :
At the end of the lesson , pupils should be able to
- Building stronger visual discrimination skills
- know the basic sorting skills
- write the beginning of figures in sequences
- write the end of figures in sequences
INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS :
- Wall charts
- Related Online Video
- Flash Cards
METHODS OF TEACHING :
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Asking Questions
- Role Modelling
- Role Delegation
REFERENCE MATERIALS :
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
As the children are moving in their sorting knowledge, you keep advancing their imaginative skills by introducing more characteristics.
In the previous lesson, you asked them to sort based on an obvious characteristic. You gave them the characteristics to use. In this lesson, you will challenge the kids to sort a more diverse group of items.
You are exposing the kids to the art of critical thinking by asking them to decide on the characteristics to use in defining the groups.
You can give them a group of blocks in two different sizes and two different colours. Ask them to sort the items into two groups.
Each child will decide whether to use colour or size as the determining factor in sorting the items.
Several objects can be used.
You can use buttons with two different colours and two different shapes. You can also use obviously big buttons with different shape and very small buttons with different shapes and ask the kids to sort in two groups.
While they are sorting, walk round and ask them their reason for each decision.
Sorting can be incorporated into everyday activity in school. After every lesson in the class, you can ask the kids to sort their learning materials into three groups of pencils, erasers and cleaners.
after eating, and the cleaner wants to clean up the class, you can ask them to sort the moveable seats into two or three groups based on colour ( if the chairs are in different colours).
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise
FILL THE GAPS
- How do you sort the items?
- We sort all the big stars and put them in one place
- We sort the small stars and put them in a different place
- Set up a new array of objects different from your modeled set and let the pupils sort them out based on colour , sizes or shapes
- Let the pupils play with the objects with various sizes and colour with the aim of developing the ability to remember or recall information such as activities, pictures, or words that have been viewed in the past.
The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.
The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.
He or she does the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.