Online Homeschool Curriculum - Sample Lesson (Lesson 1 Only)

    The Eclectic Manual of Methods by Van Antwerp, Bragg and Co. The Eclectic Manual by Van Antwerp, Bragg and Co.    

Lesson 1: Recognize, Combine, and Separate Groups of Physical Objects Up to 2


Note: It is recommended to keep a notebook or binder to hold the work described in lessons 28-56 of this text. Alternatively, you can print pages for the notebook work by clicking the 'N' printer icon on the main textbook page.

Teach children to recognize, combine, and separate groups of up to 2 physical objects (coins, blocks, balls, etc.) without counting.



    The Eclectic Manual of Methods by Van Antwerp, Bragg and Co. The Eclectic Manual by Van Antwerp, Bragg and Co.    

Lesson 1: Recognize, Combine, and Separate Groups of Physical Objects Up to 2

Directions

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to teach the lesson.

Progress to the next lesson when children master the current lesson.

Value mastery over speed of progression.

Steps

STEP 1

  • Show children between 0 to 2 objects, and have them call out the corresponding number without counting.
  • Use a variety of objects that interest children such as coins, books, dinosaurs, action figures, cars, and stuffed animals.
  • For example, hold up 2 books and ask children, 'How many books am I holding?'
  • Practice this skill until children rapidly and easily call out the correct numbers, without counting.

STEP 2

  • Have children show you a specified number of objects without counting.
  • Give each child 2 objects.
  • Ask children to show you 0, 1, or 2 of the objects.
  • For example, give 'Callie' 2 pennies. Say 'Callie, show me 2 pennies', and direct Callie to push 2 pennies into the center of the table.
  • Practice this skill with a variety of objects until children rapidly and easily show the objects as directed, without counting.

STEP 3

  • Combine and separate object groups.
  • Form two groups of 1. Have children call out the number of objects in each group.
  • Combine the groups into a large group of 2. Have children call out the number of objects in the large group.
  • Practice this skill with a variety of objects until children rapidly and easily call out the correct numbers, without counting.

STEP 4

  • Have children combine and separate object groups themselves.
  • Direct children to separate a group of 2 objects into two groups of 1.
  • Direct children to recombine the smaller groups into one big group of 2.
  • Practice this skill with a variety of objects until children rapidly and easily separate and combine the objects as directed, without counting.