Jamal Brown - Daniel Hale Williams 

Teaching Arithmetic and Math Concepts To Headstarters

Jamal Brown Daniel Hale Williams
2710 S. Dearborn
(773) 534-9226


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

Materials Needed:

Paper Sticks
String and Beads
Tongue depressors
Construction Paper
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.


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


Students have gained a thorough and basic knowledge of number
recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and comparing objects by size.


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