Subject : NUMERACY/ MATHEMATICS
Topic :Concept of before, after and between in recognising numbers
Class : Nursery 1
Term : First Term
Week : Week 5
Instructional Materials :
- Wall charts
- Counting match sticks
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
Previous Knowledge :
The pupils have previous knowledge of
Multiples of Two Memorizing Doubles
Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- say the number before a given figure
- say the number after a given figure
- recognize figure from a given set of numbers
After the kids can locate all the numbers or pick up all the numbers through the spy game. You begin to build their understanding of position through spy activity. But before that, let the kids understand the concept of after, before and in between.
UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT OF BEFORE
The kids need to understand the meaning of before. This lesson can be very fun and captivating. Before we apply it to numbers, we have to use the children themselves to demonstrate the meaning of ‘before’.
I like to define before as the back of a particular number. The kids can easily relate with their body parts. Their back is behind. So, they will understand that any number that is ‘before’ another number, it means the number is at the back of the particular number.
Example: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
The number before 3 is the number at its back which is 2.
What is before in number sequence
Before means the number at the
The number before 9 is 8 because 8 is at the back of 9.
Get three children
Say their names are Fatima, Grace and Obi in the order of their standing
Ask the kids, who is standing before Obi?
The kids will say Grace is standing before Obi
Change the order and ask again to be sure the kids understand it very well. Use this to ask more questions.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Which number is before 3
RESPONSE: The number before 3 is
(I always want children to make complete sentence in their response. This helps their communication and logical reasoning. Instead of just saying 2; they should make a full sentence as we did in this response.)
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
- the number before 8 is _________
- The number after 5 is _________
- The number before 1 is _________
- The number after 12 is _________
- Fill in the gaps 1 , 2, _________, 4, _________, _________ _________ _________ 9 _________
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.