Let’s count

Objective:

  • To count the number of coloured-pegs separately
  • To learn what is ‘Total’

Materials needed:

  • 20 pegs (I packed ten yellow ones and ten purple ones)
  • Pegs board
  • Blank notebook
  • Writing tools

Lesson time:

  1. I wrote the header ‘Let’s count’ on the top of the page, showed C and told him that this is what we will be doing.
  2. Next, I proceeded to write, ‘How many pegs do we have?’ on the page.
  3. I showed C the surprise egg and told him to crack it open (Note: He loves surprise eggs. After he cracks open the eggs and sees the coloured pegs inside, he went “Wow”.)
  4. Instructed him to use the pincer grip (I call it “three fingers), and place the pegs on the peg’s board.
  5. Drew a line on the page, followed by ‘purple pegs’.
  6. Instructed C to count the purple pegs one by one.
  7. Instructed C to write the number that he has counted (as shown in the picture).
  8. Same instructions for the yellow pegs
  9. Wrote ‘Total’ on the page and told C that we will be counting the total number of pegs that we have, and proceeded to write “9+8=”
  10. Instructed C to count the pegs by taking them one by one and placing them in the surprise egg.
  11. C wrote the answer to the ‘Total’

‘Hi-Five’ I conducted the same lesson over the next few days but changed the number of pegs I have for each coloured-pegs.

C wrote the total number of pegs
First day: C wrote the total number of pegs
Second day: C wrote the number of coloured-pegs as well as the total number of pegs
Second day: C wrote the number of coloured-pegs as well as the total number of pegs
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