Lesson Planning of Concept of Whole Numbers
Students` Learning Outcomes
- Identify “0” as a number
Information for Teachers
- Zero is an independent number in counting which does n`t possess any face value of its own but it gives value to a number when it is written on its right e.g. adding 0 next to 1 makes it 10 ten times increase in value of 1.
- While teaching the lesson, the teacher should also consult textbook at all steps where in and whenever it is applicable.
Duration: 40 minutes
Material / Resources
Writing board, chalk/marker, match boxes, stones, pebbles, balls and transparent glass
- Hold 4 pencils in your hands.
- Ask the students can you count how much I have? (Expected answer would be as; 4)
- Hide the pencils one by one and ask each time how many do I have now? (Expected answer would be as; 3, 2, 1).
- Now hide the last one and ask how many pencils now? (Expected answer would be as; Nothing or no pencil).
- Check if anybody says zero “0”.
- How many babies in the class? (Expected answer would be as; ZERO).
- How many beds in the class? (Expected answer would be as; ZERO).
- How many children in the class? (Any number by students but not zero).
- How many uncles in the class/ How many cows? / How many chairs, etc.
- How many shoes in your bag?
- Ask the class to THINK of a funny question which answers ‘ZERO’ (give some time to play in pairs).
Sum up/ Conclusion
- Ask the whole class to fold their fingers to make zero.
- Write “0” on the board and invite students to do so.
- Ask students to share what they have learnt today.
- Ask: as;
- How many students come to school on Sunday?
- If all students go to the ground from the class room how many are left in the class?
- If you have a chocolate in your bag which you eat up how many are left in your bag?
- Teacher is also required to involve the students in solving the problems given in the exercise at the end of unit/chapter.
Follow – up tasks
- Give them a worksheet or draw the following table on the board.
- Draw the given number of stars, in the table.
- Questions from the text book.