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Lesson Plan: Estimating and Counting Objects up to 100

Main Focus: The main focus of this lesson is to help students develop the skills of estimating and counting a number of objects up to 100.

Prior Knowledge: Students should have prior knowledge of reciting and reading numbers up to 100 and counting objects, matching one-to-one.

Key Vocabulary: estimate, count, more, less

Curriculum Objectives: - N2.1A: Count in steps of 2 from 0, in steps of 5 from 0, and in steps of 10 from 0. - N2.1C: Recognize patterns in digits when counting in 2s from 0 (and so identify odd and even numbers), 5s from 0, and 10s from 0, from any number forwards and backwards.

Materials Needed: - Counting objects (e.g., counters, cubes, buttons, etc.) - Whiteboard or chart paper - Markers - Worksheets or activity sheets


  1. Introduction (5 minutes): - Begin the lesson by reviewing the concept of counting and reciting numbers up to 100. Ask students to recite numbers from 1 to 100 together as a class. - Introduce the concept of estimating and explain that estimating means making a guess or approximation of a number.

  2. Estimating Activity (10 minutes): - Show students a jar filled with a certain number of objects (e.g., buttons, counters, etc.). - Ask students to estimate how many objects are in the jar. Write their estimates on the whiteboard or chart paper. - Count the objects in the jar together as a class and compare the actual count with the estimates. Discuss which estimates were close and which were far off.

  3. Counting in Steps Activity (15 minutes): - Divide the class into small groups and provide each group with a set of counting objects. - Instruct the groups to count the objects in steps of 2, 5, and 10. Encourage them to use the objects to physically count and practice counting aloud. - After each round of counting, have the groups share their results with the class. Write the numbers on the whiteboard or chart paper. - Discuss the patterns that emerge when counting in steps of 2, 5, and 10. Help students identify odd and even numbers.

  4. Independent Practice (15 minutes): - Distribute worksheets or activity sheets to each student. - Instruct students to estimate and count the number of objects in each question. - Circulate the classroom to provide assistance and monitor student progress.

  5. Conclusion (5 minutes): - Gather the class together and review the concepts of estimating and counting in steps of 2, 5, and 10. - Ask students to share any patterns or observations they made during the lesson. - End the lesson by emphasizing the importance of estimating and counting accurately in real-life situations.

Note: This lesson plan can be modified and adapted to suit the specific needs and abilities of the second-grade students.