Forward Number Word Sequences

A final (for now) set of teaching ideas for working on Forward Number Work Sequences

Forward Number Word Sequences

Here’s a quick and easy activity for working on Number Word Sequences.  Give each student a series of 10 numeral cards.  Students put their cards in order.  They can use a a numeral roll to check their work.  Students say their sequence forward and backward.  Each student turns over one card and repeats the sequence.  Continue until all cards are turned over.

More Forward Number Word Sequences

More teaching ideas for Forward Number Word Sequences –
• Do you ever say, “Please be in your seats (or some other activity) by the time I count to ____?”  Instead of starting from one, start and stop at different numbers.  For example, if you want to give them 5 counts, count from 18-22.  If you say, “Please be in your seats by the time I count to 22,” students may think they have a long time but when they hear where you are staring to count they will realize the time will be short.  This will also give your students opportunities to hear you say the number sequences fluently.
I will be posting more Forward Number Word Sequence teaching ideas during the month of January.

Forward Number Word Sequences

During the month of January,  I am suggesting that teachers dedicate some time each day to work on Forward Number Word Sequences.  Teachers will give the first two tasks from the Number Words and Numerals, Add+Vantage Math Recovery Assessment.  If you haven’t taken Add+Vantage Math Recovery, you can find assessments tasks in the book Teaching Number in the Classroom http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Number-Classroom-year-Recovery/dp/1412907586/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y. After you have selected a verbal sequence that your students need to work on, devote 2 – 3 minutes a day working on the targeted sequences.

Teaching Ideas

• Put the number word sequence up near the sink.  Have students say the sequence forward and backward as they wash their hands.  You can put up different sequences for each student.
• Use waiting time to practice sequences –
• Teacher says 3 numbers of the sequence and the student(s) repeat them
• Alternate saying numbers of the sequence (The teacher says 1 – 3 numbers and the students say the next 1-3 numbers)
• The teacher says 3 – 4 numbers in the sequence and the student says the next number
• Here’s a video for counting by 5’s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_awKlEMyleA
• And a video for counting to 100 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9-pEVaO4pM
I will be suggesting more teaching ideas during the month of January.