```Jamal Brown - Daniel Hale Williams

Teaching Arithmetic and Math Concepts To HeadstartersJamal Brown                    Daniel Hale Williams                                2710 S. Dearborn                               CHICAGO IL 60616                                (773) 534-9226   Objectives:             To help students recognize numbers, compare sizes of objects, and recognize one-to-one correspondence.  The students will learn to recognize numbers 1 to 5 as they are named.  They will also be able to count up to 5 and place items into groups of one to three as directed.  In addition, students will compare objects by size (eg,small, medium, large).  These activities are designed for three year old Headstarters at Daniel Hale Williams Elementary School.Materials Needed:              Blocks              Paper Sticks              String and Beads              Tongue depressors              Construction Paper              Glue              Trays              Puzzles              Story Book                           These materials are modeled by the teacher and used by the students in learning centers.  The centers are occupied by three children.      We will have three learning centers.  One center contains blocks.  Center two contains puzzles and the third center is the library in which the teacher will read a counting oriented story. Strategy:             The children will learn through discovery.  The teacher will model each exercise by describing what a block is, its color, and the number of blocks that they will use.  Next, the teacher will provide string and beads to continue the process.  Children will volunteer to discover numbers, counting and the comparing of blocks by size.  These activities will strengthen their gross motor skills.  Furthermore, the students will glue paper sticks to construction paper under the direction and instruction of the teacher.  This exercise will show that the children can interact socially with one another as well understand the basic concept of one-to-one correspondence.  Finally, the Assistant will read the storybook to the class; the story contains numbers and objects that relates to placing items into groups.  These tasks are helpful in the development of better cognitive skills for children.                     Performance Assessment:                 Students will perform each task appropriately after the teacher's demonstration.  Formally, the children are assessed after 45 days of repeated and consistent exposure to the math concepts.  Informally, the teacher is observing each child to evaluate the child's performance on a daily basis. These observations are ultimately declared to a federal agency of the government.Conclusion:               Students have gained a thorough and basic knowledge of number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and comparing objects by size.Reference:               Mr. Jamal Brown: The Math Doctor volume 2```