The Preschool Maths Teacher

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Hello parents, I am Sue* and I’m 3 years old and I will be your preschool maths teacher for today.

On my wall I have a 1 – 100 preschool maths number chart, like this one:  Number Chart 1-100


I’m going to watch you point and call out each number in order, so I can learn which direction the numbers go on the chart.

I’m then going to point at each number in the same order using my finger, a lego,block, a car or another suitable object from my preschool maths teacher kit.

You, my dear parent and humble student will call out the name of each number as I point to it, so that I can check you know your numbers.

It is likely that for the first few times I will only test you on the first 10 or so numbers, but in the weeks and months to come I will make sure to test you on all the numbers up to 100!

I will not necessarily test you daily, sometimes I will test you and anyone else nearby whenever I am near my poster, and sometimes I will leave you for several days without testing, but I will study the poster as often as I can in order to make sure I catch any mistakes you make during our lesson!

Don’t be scared, this preschool maths teacher will teach you your numbers form 1 to 100 in no time!

Now let’s begin!

*based on a true story, names have been changed!

What has your preschool maths teacher taught you?

Caroline Mukisa
About The Author: Caroline Mukisa is the founder of Maths Insider. A Cambridge University educated math teacher, she's been involved in math education for over 20 years as a teacher, tutor, Kumon instructor, Thinkster Math instructor and math ed blogger. She is the author of the insanely helpful ebook "The Ultimate Kumon Review" and insanely useful website "31 Days to Faster Times Tables" You can follow her math tips on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @mathsinsider

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  1. Love this lesson plan, O great Preschool Maths Teacher. When you have mastered your numbers in the correct order (sorry, I meant, when I have mastered..) we can play snakes and ladders together and you can move both of our counters for us. This will be lots of fun as you will recognise that the numbers on the snakes-n-ladders’ board is the same as on your 1-100 numbers chart. And every time any one of us has to move up a ladder or down a slippery snake, I’ll be looking out to check that you can move the counter forward on the next go, and not backwards as I often do.