Module 12 - Math 1A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module students will count up to 39 and work with shapes. Students will tell time by the half hour and work with logic problems. Students begin grouping by 10's and begin weighing objects. Students will add three numbers. They will create shapes by moving lines.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Count to 39 Scissors;
2 The Half Hour Analog clock (optional);
3 Group by 10's Printable ten-frame (optional)
Small candies such as skittles or M&Ms (optional)
4 Creating Shapes Toothpicks (one box);

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Count to 39
  1. Count up to 39.
  2. Create triangles and other shapes from rectangular pieces.
2 The Half Hour
  1. Tell time by the half-hour.
  2. Solve logic problems.
3 Group by 10's
  1. Group by ten when counting.
  2. Weigh various objects.
4 Creating Shapes
  1. Create geometric shapes by moving lines.
  2. Add 3 one-digit numbers with a sum greater than 10.

Module Key Words:

Key Words

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Count to 39 3 Polygon Parade Assignment
2 The Half Hour 3 Clock Matching Assignment
3 Group by 10's 7 Using Scales Assignment
4 Creating Shapes 2 Three Number Add Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Count to 39 Extend this lesson by challenging your student to a 39 steps challenge. Ask your student to find points in a classroom or home that take 39 steps to get there. For example, from the kitchen to the bathroom, or from the living room to the hallway, or the teacher’s desk to the classroom door, etc.
2 The Half Hour Have an analog clock available for your student to use when practicing telling time. Every half hour, ask your student what time it is.
3 Group by 10's Extend this activity by getting your student a pack of M & M’s or skittles. Search online for printable ten frames and print out a page that has multiple ten frames on it. Please have your student place one piece of candy on each square of a ten frame until their pack is empty. Have them count by ten to see how many candies were in their pack.
4 Creating Shapes In this lesson, your student will use toothpicks to make shapes. Challenge your student to see how many shapes they can make out of toothpicks. Make an art project out of it by having your student glue the toothpick shapes on paper and paint different colors of toothpicks.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Count to 39
  1. Can you count to 39?
The Half Hour
  1. Can you tell what time it is?
Group by 10's
  1. What are the tens numbers?
  2. What is weight?
  3. How do you measure weight?
  4. What are the units of measure for weight?
Creating Shapes
  1. What shapes can you make out of toothpicks?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
The Half Hour Telling Time
  1. In your Math notebook, draw each clock Sven had to set showing the time he set them to.
  2. Write the time below each clock.
Group by 10's Measuring Weight
  1. What is weight?
  2. What measures weight?
Group by 10's Weighing Things
  1. What measures weight?
  2. What kinds of scales are there?
  3. How does a spring scale work?
  4. How does a balance scale work?
Group by 10's Units of Weight
  1. What are the units of weight?
  2. What unit of weight is used in the United States?
  3. What is a small unit of weight?
Creating Shapes Toothpick Shapes
  1. What shapes does Vladimir make out of toothpicks?
  2. In your Math notebook, draw the shapes Vladimir made out of toothpicks and write their names.

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Game Time Stuart J. Murphy 550L
2 Math For All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles Greg Tang
3 When a Line Bends a Shape Begins Rhonda Gowler Greene 840L
4 One Hundred Hungry Ants Elinor J Pinczes AD520L
5 Penguin Place Value: A Math Adventure Kathleen L. Stone

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing