Choose/Write Word Names for Numbers

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Your students are likely to read numbers as words rather than numerals often during their daily lives. This lesson introduces students to the numbers zero through one hundred in word form, and also instructs students in how to turn the word name of a number into a traditional numeral. Students should have some familiarity with place value before working on this lesson.

Choose/Write Word Names for Numbers Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Choose/Write Word Names for Numbers
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 3-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Your students are likely to read numbers as words rather than numerals often during their daily lives. This lesson introduces students to the numbers zero through one hundred in word form, and also instructs students in how to turn the word name of a number into a traditional numeral. Students should have some familiarity with place value before working on this lesson.

Classroom Procedure:  

  1. Begin by explaining to students that numbers are symbols and each symbol also has a word associated with it. Show them how the number three can be written as a group of objects (draw three circles), a symbol (3), or a word (three).
  2. While reading the content pages, reinforce vocabulary and give students additional examples of choose/write word names problems in order to help them practice the new words. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  3. Introduce the notes on choose/write word names for numbers. Have students practice problems with the chart provided in their notes.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Have students practice problems where they have to decide which number is best in the situation based on place value.
  5. Follow Activity page with students. Have students work individually or in pairs.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses as a class.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. Have students work a few problems at the beginning of the next class to reinforce the new vocabulary.
  8. In closing, ask students to think of places that they will see the word form of a number.
  9. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: 

None for Grade 3, None for Grade 4, None for Grade 5, None for Grade 6

Class Sessions (45 minutes): 1 class session

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Math