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2.8 CARDS AND COUNTERS


MATERIALS:

1. Ten numeral cards from 1 through 10

2. Fifty-five discs for counters.

3. A straight edge.

CONTROL OF ERROR:

1. The correct number of counters (discs) and numerals are provided.

2. Visual image of the pattern of the counters.

3. The child's knowledge of the sequence of numbers.

AIM:

1. To reinforce the child's knowledge of the sequence of numbers.

2. To introduce the concept of odd and even.

3. Indirect preparation for divisibility of numbers.

POINT OF INTEREST:

The difference between odd and even numbers.

PRESENTATION:

Day 1

Cards

1. Put out cards randomly.

2. Tell the child "Give me #1", then you place #1 on top left hand corner horizontally..

3. Repeat this activity and let child finish sequencing the cards.

4. Tell the child "This says one, give me one", then the child give you one counter.

5. Tell the child "This says two, give me two", the child put 2 counters on your hand.

6. You do 1 to 5 and let the child do 6 to 10.

Vocabulary Odd and Even

7. Ask the child "Do you know they look different?" and then you start with 2 and ignore 1.

8. You said "2 is even, 3 is not even......." and turn over the odd cards.

9. You read "2,4,6,8" and ask the child to read it.

10. Close and read "2,4,6,8" and let the child do it.

11. Review "2,4,6,8"

Day 2

12. Tell the child that #1, 3, 5, 7,9 are odd and then turn them over.

13. Repeat steps 9 -11.

NOTE:

1. Every counter is the same

2. It is parallel to the spindle box.

3. On day 1, you put out the pattern until the child get it, and you may stay longer to see if the child need help.


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