|Level: Beginner||Duration: N/A|
|Grade Level: Preschool||Author: LEGO Education|
|Topics: Recognizing numbers 0-9, remembering number sequences, problem-solving, reading and recognizing numbers, addition, key math language|
Students use the Numbers and Mosaics Set to identify and memorize important telephone numbers.
Telephones are great, but they’re not all fun and games. Using a telephone number, you can call almost anyone in the world. Do you know your family’s telephone number? Do you know any others?
During class activity:
- The teacher gives each team of students a building plate and a set of the numbered tiles (0-9).
- Instruct the students to make a telephone number from tiles – perhaps their own, or that of a friend or relative. Students who do not know their number may need some assistance.
- After the students have completed the number sequence, instruct them to show the number to the class or their partner, and read it aloud.
- When the students have finished sharing their telephone numbers have them play “Telephone Number Search”. To do this, instruct the students to work as a team to find and use the tiles to make the telephone numbers for your local police station, hospital, school, etc. Read these numbers aloud.
- It is possible to make photocopies of each of the boards and hang these important numbers in the classroom. Students can also use the photocopied boards to make a booklet entitled “Emergency Numbers”.
- How many numbers are there in your telephone number?
- Does every telephone in the world have its own unique number?
- What kinds of telephone numbers are important to learn and remember?
- When might you use these important numbers?
How are the numbers arranged on a telephone? Instruct the students to make a copy using the tiles and a building plate. Afterwards have them practice their basic math skills by adding up the numbers in rows, columns, and maybe even diagonals.