Lesson 6

Create Number Books (Part 1)

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to use numbers to represent objects in their environment.

Lesson Narrative

In this lesson, students explore and identify common features of number books and take a walk around the school to record important objects or features to include in their number book. In the next lesson, students will create and share their own number book.

If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 2, Section C in the curriculum materials.

  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Answer mathematical questions about the community.
  • Identify number and quantity in the environment.
  • Represent and write numbers to 20.

Student Facing

  • Let’s find things to count at our school.

Required Materials

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Gather a variety of number books for the class to look through.

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from:
    • Picture Books
    • Find the Pair
    • Math Stories
    • Build Shapes
    • Make or Break Apart Numbers

CCSS Standards


Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 15 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

If you were to teach this lesson over again, what activity would you redo? How would your proposed changes support student learning?

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