Unit Plan

Representing Numbers in Different Ways


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Big Ideas




Students will develop strategies for counting and recognizing whole numbers up to 100 and beyond. Students will:

  • identify and recognize that numbers can be represented in more than one way.

  • describe a number pattern and recognize if numbers are even or odd.

  • demonstrate place value.

  • compare numbers and quantities including values of money.

  • represent one-to-one correspondence.

  • demonstrate relationships between “tens” and “ones.”

  • demonstrate the relationships between part-part-whole using models or diagrams.

Essential Questions

  • How, when, and why do we represent, compare, and order numbers?

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  • Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, 7th ed. by John A.Van de Walle, Karen S. Karp, and Jennifer M. Bay-Williams. Allyn & Bacon, 2009.

  • NCTM Number & Operations Standard PK-2 Standards

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The unit and lesson plans provide wonderful examples, ideas, and assessments to help first graders learn how to represent numbers in different ways! The related lessons are helpful in breaking down the information and supporting the understanding of number representations. I specifically like how hands-on manipulatives are used. The formative assessments in this lesson can easily be modified to provide students with many examples for representing numbers in different ways.

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