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# Lesson Plan Template

### Materials and Preparation

• TeachTastic Worksheet Pack: Includes worksheets and visual aids for dot counting and number matching activities.
• Visual Aids: Sets of dots (1-10) and cards with written numbers (1-10).

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to accurately count dots in sets up to 10 and match their counts with the corresponding written numbers, reinforcing their understanding of the numbers 1 through 10.

### Introduction

Introduce the concept by displaying sets of dots ranging from 1 to 10 and written numbers 1 through 10. Discuss the idea that each set of dots represents a specific number.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

Learn with an example:

• Question: Show a set of three dots to the students. Then show a list of written numbers one through ten (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10). Ask the students, "How many dots are there?" Students count the number of dots and match it to the written number.
• Solution: "Count the dots. One dot, two dots, three dots." The students then find the written number 3 to complete their answer. "There are 3 dots."

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### Guided Practice

Students will be given the "Dot-to-Number Matching" worksheet. This activity involves counting dots in various configurations and matching them with the correct written number.

### Independent Practice

Students will work on the "Dot Counting Adventure" worksheet. They will count dots in more complex arrangements and record the matching written number, reinforcing the lesson's objective.

## Support

• Use physical objects like buttons or beads to create sets that students can count, providing a tactile counting experience.
• Pair students for peer teaching, where one student creates a dot set, and the partner counts and writes the corresponding number.

## Extension

• Introduce simple addition or subtraction by combining or removing dots from sets, advancing the counting concept.
• Have students create a dot art piece, then count and write the number of dots used, integrating art and mathematics.

### Assessment

Evaluate worksheets, exit tickets, and participation in activities to assess each student's ability to count dots accurately and match them with the correct written numbers.

### Review and closing

Summarize the lesson by emphasizing the importance of accurate counting and the ability to connect quantities with written numbers. Highlight successful matches from both the guided and independent practice.

### Misconceptions

• Students may confuse the quantity of dots with the order of numbers. Reinforce that counting involves identifying the quantity of items in a set, not just reciting numbers in order.
• Some students might count quickly and miss dots or double-count. Encourage slow, deliberate counting and pointing to each dot as they count.
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