Writing number sentence in horizontal form


Topic : Writing number sentence in horizontal form

Class : Nursery 1

Term : First Term

Week : Week 4

Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • counters
  • Abacus
  • Counting match sticks


Reference Materials

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of

Simple Addition of Numbers


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



Content : 



The children should have recognized their numbers and know how to write them. With the previous lesson on mathematical symbols, they should have learnt how to write their ‘plus’ and ‘equals to’ sings.

In this lesson, you make number sentence and ask the children to interpret it using the right symbols and numerals


Write out 3 plus 4 equals to seven The children should write

3 + 4 = 7

Engage them in several examples.



At this stage, the children should know how to solve simple aditions. You should combine the lesson with sinple addition problems and number sentence for additions

Example:     2 + 3 = ———————-

3 + 1 =—————————-

1 + 2 = —————————-

Two plus 1 equals to ———————–

One plus four equals to ———————-

Before they solve the word problems, they first of all write it out in symbols before they add.




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

  1. 2 + 2 =
  2. 4 + 7 =
  3. 7 + 3 =



Conclusion :


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.