First graders started their math lesson by playing a game of Fox and Hens. Pupils were divided into two groups and then one was selected to be the fox. The hungry fox always appeared to go where there were the most chickens!
Back in the classroom two sticks represented the fox’s mouth and small colourful plastic discs represented the chickens. Together, with partners and finally alone, pupils practiced opening the fox’s mouth in the right direction. Then pupils practiced writing the “greater than,” “less than” and “equal to” signs. At the end of the lesson pupils applied what they had learned by using the correct symbol in picture expressions. Go to the Art Page to see the foxes that the first graders drew in their art lesson.