NUMERACY / MATHEMATICS LESSONS
: PERFECTING GREATER THAN AND LESS THAN THROUGH RHYME
Previous Knowledge : The pupils have been taught.
COMPARING NUMBERS BIGGER THAN OR SMALLER THAN
in their previous classes
2nd Term / Second Term
BEHAVIOURAL OBJECTIVES :
At the end of the lesson , pupils should be able to
- compare numbers
- say which number is bigger than the other number
- say which number is smaller than the other number
- make use of smaller than and greater than
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
When they have understood how we know numbers that are greater than and numbers that are less than, you can advance their imagination further by forming a beautiful brain tasking song that will help them in solving greater than and less than problems very fast.
: Tell me the greater numbers
- RESPONSE: These are the greater numbers——–
- is greater than 1
- is greater than 2
- is greater than 3
- is greater than 4
- is greater than 5
- is greater than 6
- is greater than 7
- is greater than 8
- is greater than
This might be pretty difficult for the kids to grasp, but consistent makes perfect.
Also, if they master this sequence, backward counting will be very easy for them.
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
- Which number is bigger 8 or 13
- Which number is smaller 8 or 4
- Which number is bigger 8 or 1
- Which number is smaller 3 or 8
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.