Age and Grade Requirements
- Age: 5-6 years old
- Grade: Kindergarten
By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:
- Recognize and name numbers from 1 to 10.
- Count objects up to 10 and understand one-to-one correspondence.
- Begin forming basic addition and subtraction concepts.
- Enhance fine motor skills through arts and crafts activities.
- Gain exposure to basic concepts of science, history, and geography related to numbers.
Schedule (5 Days)
Day 1: Introduction to Numbers and Counting
- Introduction to numbers 1 to 3
- Counting objects and understanding one-to-one correspondence
- Arts and crafts: Create a number-themed collage
Day 2: Exploring Numbers 4 to 6
- Introduction to numbers 4 to 6
- Counting practice with hands-on activities
- Science project: Measuring and comparing object sizes
Day 3: Numbers 7 to 10 and Field Trip
- Introduction to numbers 7 to 10
- Field Trip: Visit a local park and count natural objects (leaves, rocks, etc.)
- Arts and crafts: Create a nature-inspired counting book
Day 4: Basic Addition and Subtraction
- Introduction to basic addition using manipulatives
- Introduction to basic subtraction using visual aids
- Reading a related storybook
Day 5: History and Geography of Numbers
- Explore the history of numbers and counting systems
- Geography component: Counting in different languages and cultures
- Arts and crafts: Create a “Number Timeline” showcasing important milestones in mathematics
Recommended Books (with Amazon Links)
- “Ten Black Dots” by Donald Crews Amazon Link
- “Mouse Count” by Ellen Stoll Walsh Amazon Link
- “Math Fables: Lessons That Count” by Greg Tang Amazon Link
Recommended Video Links
- Sesame Street: “Counting to 10 with Elmo” YouTube Link
- Numberblocks: “Number Fun!” YouTube Link
- Super Simple Songs: “Count And Move” YouTube Link
Arts and Crafts Activity
Create a “Number Hunt” activity: Hide and scatter various objects around the room and have students find a specific number of objects based on the number you call out.
Visit a local park or natural area to count and observe different objects in the environment.
“Comparing Sizes”: Compare the sizes of different objects found in nature and discuss concepts like big, small, bigger, and smaller.
History and Geography Component
Explore the history of numbers and counting systems from different cultures around the world. Discuss how numbers are written and pronounced in various languages.
Explore various Bible stories that involve numbers, such as the story of Noah and the animals entering the ark in pairs (Genesis 7:2-3). Discuss the significance of numbers in biblical contexts.