Lesson Plan: Tens Mathematics • 1st Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to model one ten as ten ones, group ones into tens, and count, read, and write groups of ten.


Students will be able to

  • explain that ten ones are equal to one ten,
  • group ones into tens,
  • count groups of ten,
  • read and write numbers that are multiples of ten.


Students should already be familiar with

  • counting objects up to 100,
  • counting forward and backward within 100.


Students will not cover

  • two-digit numbers other than multiples of ten,
  • sums or differences,
  • determining the value of digits.

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