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Differentiating Between 6 and 9

Differentiating Between 6 and 9
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Promethean Lesson with rhyme to help students learn to differentiate between numbers with 6 and/or 9.

(AS) P.1. Ask students what two numbers are on the board. To see if they are correct, count the footballs together to identify the number 6 and count the suns together to identify the number 9.
(P) The number 6 and 9 can be very confusing because they are the exact same shape. Today, I will teach you a trick so you can tell the difference between the two numbers. This is important to do because 9 is a larger number than 6 (Refer to suns and footballs on P.1.)
(I) (P.1.) A great way to remember what the number 6 looks like is by remembers the rhyme six kicks. If you look at the number, the ball part of it is at the bottom; it could kick the ball. To remember the number 9, we can remember the rhyme nine shines. If you look at the number, the ball part is at the top just like the sun is up in the sky. (Have students get up and kick/put arms in air to 'shine')
(M/GP) (P.2.) Model moving the sun to the first line for the number 39. Say ‘nine shines’ and point to the 9 in the number. Have students take turns going up to the board and saying the rhyme to identify each number. “Why did you choose the football/sun? What’s the rhyme for the number 6/9?”
(IP) Assign each student a color, give them the correct amount of suns and footballs for their color, and have them go around the room putting up the pictures next to the number. (Before students begin, ask each student to state directions back. Explain that it’s just like the activity you did together but using paper).
(C) Have each student verbally state the rhyme and draw the two numbers on the Promethean.
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2 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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