High Numbers
Elementary level
Description
Materials
Main Aims

To provide clarification of high numbers in the context of quiz shows
Subsidiary Aims

To provide accuracy speaking practice in a dictation and quiz game
Procedure (2445 minutes)
Greeting students The teacher draws a safe on the board slowly line by line and asks students what it is. Ss try to guess. When they get the right answer teacher asks what we put in it. "Money". CCQs: Do we put small or big amounts of money in it? Big. Teacher drills the words "safe" and writes the word "safe" on the board. Teacher tells Ss that there is a lot of money in the safe and asks them to guess it. If they guess it correctly, they'll win the money. ($1,000,000)
Presentation and Eliciting: Teacher tells Ss that she will give some clues by writing numbers on the board and elicits each number she writes from a different student. As the numbers get bigger, teacher helps by drawing a "+" in the number to indicate "and" and highlights the "" (hyphen) in each number by telling Ss that it is used for the "tens" when saying numbers. Example: 9 (nine) 9+ 99 = 999 (nine hundred and ninetynine) 9,999 (nine thousand nine hundred and ninetynine) 99,999 (ninetynine thousand nine hundred and ninetynine) 999,999(nine hundred and ninetynine thousand nine hundred and ninetynine) CCQs: Do we use a hyphen between each number? No. Do we use "and" after every number? No. Teacher continues eliciting guesses by saying "more" or "less" until somebody guesses the amount correctly. If they can not guess it teacher shows the following addition: 999,999 + 1 = ? and asks how much the money is. "$1,000,000" Pronunciation and stress: Teacher writes the following numbers on the board 10 100 1,000 10,000 100,000 1,000,000 Teacher then elicits how we say these numbers and concept checks by asking how many zeros there are in each one. Teacher then models and drills each one by highlighting the stress. 10: ten /ten/ 100: one/a hundred /ˈhʌn.drəd/ 1,000: one/a thousand /ˈθaʊ.zənd/ 10,000: ten thousand /ten/ /ˈθaʊ.zənd/ 100,000: one / a hundred thousand /ˈhʌn.drəd/ /ˈθaʊ.zənd/ 1,000,000 : one/a million /ˈmɪl.jən/
Practice 1: Teacher preteaches "quiz show" by asking ; "What is the name of the programme of Kenan Işık on ATV? Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. What type of program is it? A quiz show. Do you watch other quiz shows in Turkey?" After eliciting the answer, teacher drills and writes the phrase on the board. Then teacher assigns the first task by saying that there are 3 questions from a quiz show in the first exercise. Ss work in pairs and answer the questions. Then they listen to the audio of the "radio quiz" and check their answers. Teacher checks answers whole class. Practice 2: Teacher assigns the second task by saying that there are missing numbers in each one. Ss work alone and write the missing word/ number for each question. When finished, they check in pairs. Teacher monitors and gives delayed feedback.
Practice 1: Numbers Dictation Teacher assigns the task by saying that Ss first write the numbers in their handout and then listen to their partner and write his/her numbers. Teacher monitors, takes notes and gives delayed feedback. Then teacher gives students the answer key and they check their answers. Practice 2: High Numbers Quiz Teacher tells students they will work in 2 groups and do a quiz by discussing for possible correct answers. Then they will come together and form a big group and discuss their answers. Teacher monitors and takes notes to give delayed feedback. When they finish checking, teacher nominates Ss and asks which they think is the correct answer and provides the correct answer for each question.
Teacher gives each student a 3x3 bingo grid. Then teacher hands out the bingo chart with big numbers. Teacher tells Ss to work alone and choose nine of the big numbers and write them in their Bingo grids. When Ss finish, teacher tells Ss that she will read numbers in a random order. If they hear a number in their grid, they put a "tick" next to it. When teacher says all the numbers in their grid they say "Bingo!". The student who calls Bingo! has to "read out" each of their numbers for the teacher to check. The student who gets all answers correct wins.