Module 2 - Math 1A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module, students will review the concept of 10, and work with patterns of shape. Students will match a set with an equal number of items. They will use colors and shapes to represent pattern of shapes. Students will use the words most and fewest and choose higher or lesser numbers in pairs.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Stack the Blocks and Shapes 10 blocks or stackable objects;
2 The New Zoo Writing and coloring supplies
3 Higher or Lesser Deck of cards (optional);

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Stack the Blocks and Shapes
  1. Learn the concept of 10.
  2. Recognize; describe; and create patterns of shape.
2 The New Zoo
  1. Match a set with an equal number of items.
  2. Use colors and shapes to represent pattern of shapes.
3 Higher or Lesser
  1. Select the set with the most and fewest items.
  2. Determine the higher or lesser value in a pair of numerals from 0 to 9.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
patterns of shape
matching sets
pattern of shapes

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Stack the Blocks and Shapes 3 Creating Patterns Assignment
2 The New Zoo 2 Matching Sets Assignment
3 Higher or Lesser 3 Most or Least Assignment
3 Higher or Lesser 6 Flower Power Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Stack the Blocks and Shapes For this lesson, you will be asked to practice stacking blocks or other objects that can be stacked, such as Legos or Dixie cups, to review counting to 10. You can extend this by having your student create patterns with the objects they stack.
2 The New Zoo This lesson is a good lesson to play the board game Memory to allow your student to review matching sets. Your student can practice patterns by using the blocks or Legos from lesson 1 and creating patterns with those objects. Have them create an AB pattern and an AAB pattern.
3 Higher or Lesser
  • Extend this lesson by using a deck of cards. Flip over two cards at a time and have your student identify which number is greater than the other. Take the activity even further by writing on post-it notes or index cards the symbols for greater than (>), less than (<), and equal (=)—one symbol on each note. When you flip the two cards side by side, leave room in the middle for your student to place the correct symbol.
  • Module 2 Synchronous Session: When your student finishes this module, they will meet with their teacher to review the concepts taught in the module. The teacher will give the student a grade based on their discussion on what was learned and their work that demonstrates their knowledge of the concepts. A rubric for the synchronous session is shown in the module synchronous session assignment.

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
Stack the Blocks and Shapes
  1. Can you count to 10?
  2. What is a pattern?
  3. Can you draw a pattern in your Math notebook?
The New Zoo
  1. What is a matching set?
  2. What is a pattern?
Higher or Lesser
  1. How can you tell when a set has more in it?
  2. How can you tell when sets have less?

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 New Zoo The New Zoo
  1. Name the animals that were matching sets in this video.
Higher or Lesser Which is Bigger?
  1. How can you tell which school of fisher is bigger?

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 How Do Dinosaurs Count To Ten? Jane Yolen AD380L
2 Count to 10 With a Mouse Margaret Wise Brown
3 Is It the Same or Different? Bobbie Kalman IG460L
4 Pattern Henry Pluckrose

Module Outing:

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

# Outing