Subject : NUMERACY/ MATHEMATICS
Topic : Simple addition
Class : Nursery 1
Term : First Term
Week : Week 3
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
MEMORIZING COUNTING BY STEPS OF TWO
Behavioural Objectives : At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to
- count figures and add figures together
- solve simple maths sums involving addition of numbers
- add numbers without making mistakes
Sound knowledge of Addition places the academic future of children on sound footing.
Before the kids can master their addition, they need to understand the nature of ‘adding’.
There are several approaches that can be used in making the kids understand what adding means.
USE OF OBJECTS TO DEMONSTRATE
Children respond well to visual tools that help them understand addition concepts. You can use any object like pebbles, beads, sticks, etc.
Start with a small number of items to demonstrate number relationships Give a child two groups of objects——- say a group of 2 and a group of 3
Let a child count the number of objects in each group
Let him/her combine the two groups and count. ( tell them that combining it means add together or plus the two groups.)
Tell them that the answer is the result of adding 2 and 3 together.
USE THE CHILDREN AS MANIPULATIVES
Form two groups of children —say group of 4 and group of 2 Let one child count the children on each of the groups
After that, let the child ask all the children in the two groups to come together. Explain to them that they have added the two groups by coming together
The child should count the children again.
Remind them that when you add 4 people and 2 people the answer will be six people
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
- Add two and two together
- add four and four together
- 7 + 3 =
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.
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