ODD AND EVEN GAME USING MUSIC ERASERS
- 55 musical note erasers
- Ten denim zippers bags with numerals (1-10)
- Invite the child to do the exercise by saying, “I would like to give you a lesson in the math area. Do you know where the math area is located? I want to give you a lesson on the odd and even game.”
- Indicate where it is located in the environment.
- Name the material.
- Show the child how to carry the basket containing the ten denim zippered bags holding 55 musical note erasers.
- Seat the child on your subdominant side.
- Bring the basket containing ten denim zippered bags holding 55 musical note erasers to the rug.
- Place the basket in the lower right hand corner of the rug.
- Take out the ten denim zippered bags and place them randomly along the bottom of the rug.
- Ask the child, “Will you put the denim zippered bags in numerical order at the top of the rug, beginning in the upper left hand corner?”
- Point to the numeral one and say, “One.”
- With the sub-dominant hand pick up the denim zippered bag with numeral one on it and with the dominant hand un-zip the bag and take out the one musical note eraser.
- Using the sub-dominant hand replace the denim zippered bag in numerical order. Using the dominant hand place the musical note eraser under the one (off center to the left) and say, “One.”
- With the sub-dominant hand pick up the denim zippered bag with numeral two on it and with the dominant hand un-zip the bag and take out the two musical note erasers by placing them in the middle of the rug in random order.
- Using the sub-dominant hand replace the denim zippered bag in numerical order. Using the dominant hand pick up a musical note eraser and place it under the numeral two (off center to the left). Say, “One.”
- Pick up the other musical note eraser (from the middle of the rug) and place it under the numeral two (to the right of the first counter under the numeral two) and say, “Two.”
- Continue to follow the steps for the first two numerals under the numeral three. Place the third musical note eraser under the first and say, “Three.”
- Now, continue placing the musical note erasers under the numerals (denim zippered bags) as above until all the numerals have their correct corresponding musical note erasers.
- Now we will explain the concept of “odd and even.” Say to the child, “Do you see any musical note erasers that do not have a ‘friend?’ We will call those musical note erasers ‘odd’. If all of the musical note erasers have ‘friends’ then those we will call ‘even.”
- At this point it is appropriate to do a three period lesson on odd and even numbers.
- Read work here by saying, “One is an odd number, two is an even number, three is an odd number, four is an even number, five is an odd number, six is an even number, seven is an odd number, eight is an even number, nine is an odd number and ten is an even number.”
- Using the sub-dominant hand, pick up the denim zippered bag (numeral one) and with the dominant hand replace the one musical note eraser. Then close (“zip!”) the denim zippered bag.
- Using the dominant hand place the denim zippered bag into the basket.
- Continue with numerals 2-10 by picking up the denim zippered bag (sub-dominant hand) and replacing the musical note erasers (dominant hand) and “zip!”
- When all of the denim zippered bags are in the basket, return the basket to the shelf.
CONTROL OF ERROR:
When there are no musical note erasers in the denim zippered bags
POINTS OF INTEREST:
- The colorful musical note erasers
- The “zip” sound the denim zippered bag makes when opened and closed
- Development of sequential order in thinking (logical thinking)
- Vocabulary enrichment
- To further develop the mathematical mind
- To develop the concept of concrete and abstract
- To provide instruction of symbol and quantity
- To satisfy the child’s need for exactness and correctness
- Creative thinking
- Oral expression
- Recognize the order of the numerals
- To introduce the concept of odd and even
- Extend the child’s numeral concept from concrete to a collection of objects (musical note erasers)
POINTS OF EMPHASIS:
Pick up each musical note eraser one at a time
The names of the numbers as presented on the denim zippered bags, and the odd and even musical note erasers
POINTS OF INTEREST:
Working with the numerals on a different level
POINTS OF CONSCIOUSNESS:
- Placing the purple guitar picks (multiples of ten) at the beginning of each column
- Placing the purple guitar picks (multiples of ten) at the end of each row on the silver, magnetic dry erase board
CONTROL OF ERROR:
- The directress
- The readiness of the child
- The denim zippered bags as each hold the correct quantity of musical note erasers
With the older child it is appropriate to have another basket to hold all 55 musical note erasers. This extension would make the lesson more challenging as to not have the control of error with each musical note eraser in the denim zippered bag.
The Ten Boards
AGE: 4 and up