Uses of Numbers - Ordinal Numbers

Activity 1 (23 September 2013)

Dress the Bears (Teacher-directed small-group activity)

Materials needed: Six bears and shirts, each shirt in a different colour

Step 1:
Place the cutouts of bears and shirts on the table. Tell children that they are going to help dress the bears up accordingly through verbal instructions given by teacher.
For example, Dan, could you put a blue shirt on the first bear?

Step 2:
Tell children that now the bears are going to change their shirts. Repeat the activity by giving a different set of directions, mixing the order up.

This activity can be extended by getting children to use their choices of shirts on their choices of bears. Then get children to describe the bear using ordinal language. This will encourage children to explain and make justification of their work.

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