Lesson Planning of Concept of Whole Numbers
Subject Mathematics
Grade 1
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
Introduction
 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”.
Development
Activity 1

Activity 2

 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.
Assessment
 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.