Planning GuideGrade 1
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Numbers to 20

Strand: Number
Outcomes: 4, 5, 6

Step 5: Follow-up on Assessment

Guiding Questions

  • What conclusions can be made from assessment information?
  • How effective have instructional approaches been?
  • What are the next steps in instruction?

A. Addressing Gaps in Learning

If a student is having difficulty learning, return to the 1 to 10 concepts as a review and move slowly upward to 10 and 20. Begin with a smaller number of objects initially. After students master a smaller group of objects, increase the number used. Working one on one with the students will allow you to explore their individual thinking about the numbers 10 to 20. Encourage them to touch the objects as they count, saying the numbers out loud. Look at different ways of grouping the numbers over 10, making simple groupings.

B. Reinforcing and Extending Learning

Students who have achieved or exceeded the outcomes will benefit from ongoing opportunities to apply and extend their learning.

Consider strategies, such as the following.

  • Provide tips for parents on practicing using numbers between 10 and 20. Ask students to look for sets of things at home that are between 10 and 20.
  • Ask students how many ways we can make 12, 13 and so on.
  • Ask students to think of things that we purchase that come in sets greater than 10, such as eggs. Are there other examples?
  • Ask students, "Are there sports where there are more than 10 players on the field at one time?"
  • Ask students, "Are there vehicles that have between 10 and 20 wheels?"
  • Ask students, "Can you find something in the room that is about 15 of your shoe lengths?"