Recognizing Cardinal Numbers

Beverly Clayton Walt Disney Magnet School
4140 North Marine Drive
Chicago IL 60613
(312) 534-5846


To teach students ordinal numbers and their proper places for numerals 1-10.

Materials Needed:

-scissors -matching sheets -crayons
-glue -number signs for 1-10


Three students will be called on and asked to line up facing the teacher.
Each student will then tell the numeral they are in line. We will then change
the names from ordinal to cardinal. The students will then turn around and do
the same thing. On the blackboard the students will see both the numerals 1-10
and the ordinal numbers 1st-10th. The students will then see how the two
correspond to each other.
Students will be placed in rows of ten and seated on the floor. The
teacher will then announce that we will play a new version of "Simon Says" using
our ordinal numbers.

1. The first person in each row, stand up.
2. The second person in each row, raise your hand.
3. The third person in each row with pants on, clap your hands.
4. The sixth person in each row with shoes on, snap your fingers.
5. The tenth person in each row, flap your wings.
6. The fourth person in each row, sing like a bird.

Students will then be given a worksheet, scissors and glue. They will be
asked to cut out and paste together the 3 matching symbols 1, 1st, first. All
symbols will be gone over on the board before we begin.

Students will then be given a worksheet with directions they are to follow
to complete a word puzzle. Because this is designed for kindergarten, pictures
will be used.

An example of the directions for the worksheet is as follows.

Go to the 1st row. Look on the 3rd chair (picture). Write the letter in space
number 5. Then go to the clock (picture). Write the 3rd letter on the clock
(picture) in space number 7. Now go to the door (picture). Write the 5th
letter in space 6. And so on. When the activity is completed, the puzzle
should be a simple message.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Performance Assessment:

Each activity has its own built-in assessment. The last activity will show
that the objective has been met if the puzzle has been completed.

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