Numbers and Counting Detailed Description

## Unit Overview

 UNIT Description/Content 1 Numbers and Counting Numbers and Counting consists of five games designed to help kids practice counting, comparing, and ordering of numbers. The games allow kids to learn at their own pace and self-evaluate their progress. Printable certificates are awarded for the high scores in the games.
• Numbers and Counting Unit is subdivided into five 15-20 minute Learning Sessions (LS).
• Each Learning Session is made up of an interactive game plus a worksheet to help students organize and pace their learning, and also allows parents and teacher to keep track and evaluate their progress.

## Learning Session Overview

 LS Description/Objective Interactive Game Worksheets 1 ZOO Counting Game 1: How Many? Practice counting objects from 1 to 12. ZOO Counting Game 1: How Many? Count monkeys, giraffes, ostriches, then click on the correct numeral that tells how many animals there are. Fun characters and the colorful ZOO environment turn counting into a fun activity. ZOO Counting Game 1: How Many? Count the animals in the set, then choose the number. 2 ZOO Counting Game 1: Add or Subtract to Make a Number Add or subtract objects until the given number of objects is attained. ZOO Counting Game 1: Add or Subtract to Make a Number Add or subtract monkeys, girraffes, ostriches until there are 2,3,4, 5, 6...12. Click to add or subtract one animal at a time until the given number of animals is reached. ZOO Counting Game 1: Add or Subtract to Make a Number Count the animals in the set, then write the number. 3 At the ZOO: Greater Than Compare numbers up to 12. At the ZOO: Greater Than Are there more giraffes than monkeys in the ZOO? For the given two sets of animals choose the one with the larger number of animals. At the ZOO: Greater Than Compare the two sets of animals. Circle the larger set. 4 At the ZOO: Less Than Compare numbers up to 12. At the ZOO: Less Than Are there fewer flamingos than kangaroos in the ZOO? For the given two sets of animals choose the one with fewer animals. At the ZOO: Less Than Compare the two groups of animals. Circle the group with fewer animals. 5 ZOO Numbers Game: The Missing Numbers Practice counting up to 100 by filling the missing numbers on the number line. ZOO Numbers Game: The Missing Numbers Fill in the blanks on the number line. Watch a cute critter lift up in his air balloon whenever you make a correct answer. ZOO Numbers Game: The Missing Numbers Write the missing numbers on the number line.

At the completion of the course, students will be able to count confidently, and master number sense skills like comapring and ordering numbers.

The following recommendations provide guidelines for students wishing to gain the most benefit from their study using the program:

• Continuity is important.  The course is designed to be self-paced and self-guiding, so you may be working on one lesson session for several days or complete two lesson sessions in one day. It is important to work continuously and regularly in order to develop good learning habits that will stay with them throughout their education.
• Be flexible. It is recommended that a student should work on the course for 15-30 minutes a day.  However, there is a lot of flexibility in how you can use that time. You can choose to just do the interactive game during one session, and tackle the worksheets the next day, or combine both activities in each session until the designated lesson session is completed.
• Do not skip worksheets! All lesson sessions consists of an interactive program and a printable worksheet. It is very important to complement the interactive programs with the worksheets. They have been designed as a valuable learning reinforcement to further help students improve their reading and writing skills.