This unit is designed as a beginning of the year math unit. Students will have had exposure to number recognition, counting, and patterns.
The unit is designed to help students explore and gain confidence with numbers to 100. Students will understand the relationship between numbers and build a foundation for estimation. They will count, compare, and order numbers. Students will discuss the abundance of numbers that they encounter in their everyday lives and the importance of being able to count accurately.
Throughout the unit students will develop their numerical fluency through games and hands on activities. The unit is centered around collaborative learning.
Students will conclude the unit with a performance task where they will imagine themselves as zookeepers. Students will use a zookeeper log to complete their daily tasks. They will use their knowledge and skills acquired throughout the unit to complete their zookeeper duties. Students will be assessed using a rubric.
Tan, Audrey, "Number, Numbers Everywhere! But Whatever Do I Think? 1st Grade Numerical Fluency" (2011). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 155.