Numbers By The Book

A. Wills
Multiple Subject Teacher

This lesson will allow students to show a relationship between numbers and a visual representation in a manner that can be used for younger students.

Grade Level: 5 - 7th

Subject: Math

Length of Time: 45 Minutes Across 2 to 3 Days

Featured Programs:
Sponsored School(s)

Common Core Alignment

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.OA.B.3 - Generate two numerical patterns using two given rules. Identify apparent relationships between corresponding terms. Form ordered pairs consisting of corresponding terms from the two patterns, and graph the ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. For example, given the rule "Add 3" and the starting number 0, and given the rule "Add 6" and the starting number 0, generate terms in the resulting sequences, and observe that the terms in one sequence are twice the corresponding terms in the other sequence. Explain informally why this is so.

Objectives & Outcomes

Students will create a book representing the numbers one to ten in a visual and mathematical way that will help younger students identify numbers.

Materials Needed

Construction paper, various art supplies including scissors, glue, and decorative materials, stapler


Opening to Lesson

  • Explain to students numbers are represented in many ways.
  • We can show five apples, write the number five, or even draw five dots.
  • They all represent the same number, just in different ways.
  • Explain to students that they are going to get creative while creating materials to help younger students.
  • Explain that they will be creating books that have a cover page, back cover, and a single page to cover each number, one through ten.
  • Each number should be written as a digit on the page and a fun and creative picture should accompany it.
  • A theme should run throughout the book.

Body of Lesson

  • Allow students to get creative in creating the books using different art supplies, but meeting the criteria as described above.


  • Have students visit a classroom of younger students to share the books or send the books to a lower level school.
Sponsored Content

Assessment & Evaluation

The students will create a book that can be used to help younger student learn to count, but that also offers a visual and numerical representation of digits one through ten.

Modification & Differentiation

Special needs students may be given extended time.

Related Lesson Plans

Comparing Multiplication Facts (Hey Tocayo!)

Students will be assigned a number that has various factors and they will find partners with different factors that have the same product.

Fractions, Decimals, Percents, & Graphs

This lesson is designed to explore fractions, decimals, percent’s, and graphs with TRIX cereal.

Angles in Nature

Students will take a walk outside with their protractor and measure the angles in nature. They will record the angles that they find in branches, trees, bushes, flowers, etc… and then determine the supplementary angle.

The Value of a Number

The students will work in groups of 4-6 physically learning and reviewing place value.