# T4T What is Math (Lesson 1 of 6)

Lesson Excerpt:

Launch:

1. Introduce the word math.

•  Ask students if they know what Math is, or what it means.  Say: Learning about math is super important because it is all around us.  During our daily math time, we will learn about math in our world, like shapes and numbers.
• Activate Prior Knowledge:   Ask students if they can name anything in or world that is a specific shape, like a door is a rectangle, etc.

After the video

•  Say: Tyler does lots of math.  Let’s talk to our partners about the things he did.  When we talk to partners, we sit “knees to knees”.  Then, we decide who shares first.  I say something, then my partner says something.  We keep taking turns until the teacher gives a signal (teacher models with a student).

•  Have partners discuss the math Tyler does in the video.  Have several students share with the whole class 1 thing that their parnter said.  As students share, generate a “Math is…” chart (see right).  This chart may be displayed and added to throughout the school year.