# First and Last - Lesson for Preschool, Chapter - Data

In the "First and Last" lesson within the Early Logic and Geometry unit, preschool students embark on an engaging journey through the concepts of sequencing and positional understanding, critical components of early data comprehension. By engaging in activities such as the "Find the First! Worksheet" and "Find the Last! Worksheet", alongside tasks that involve identifying the first and last items in various images, young learners will develop a foundational understanding of order and position.

This lesson is vital for several reasons. First, it introduces students to basic mathematical concepts and logical thinking by encouraging them to recognize patterns and sequences. This skill is crucial not only in mathematics but in daily life, as it aids in organizing thoughts and actions in a logical manner. Secondly, understanding the concepts of first and last helps children develop their language and communication skills, as they learn to describe positions and sequences correctly. Lastly, this lesson fosters critical thinking and problem-solving abilities from an early age, as students analyze and determine the placement of objects relative to each other. Through these activities, preschoolers gain essential skills that lay the groundwork for their future academic journey in mathematics and beyond.

Estimated classroom time: 10 min
Chapter: Data
Unit: Early Logic and Geometry
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1st
3:00 min
Find the First! Worksheet
worksheet
2nd
3:00 min
Find the Last! Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
4:00 min
Identify First and Last in Various Images
Quiz
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• ### Activity 1 / Find the First! Worksheet

Ask your young students what it means to be first in line, first in a row, or to be first in a race.  Use this worksheet to clear up any confusion about what it means to be “first.”  Simply look at each group of people or objects and choose the one that is first. This free resource is perfect for young students when learning about ordinal and sequence words. Follow up on the worksheet activity with hands-on applications in the math classroom! Line up students, toys, or even act out a series of movements. Students tell what happened first. Have fun with this printout!

• ### Activity 2 / Find the Last! Worksheet

When young students understand what it means to be first in line, first in a row, or to be first in a race, then ask what it means to be last.  Use this worksheet to clear up any confusion about what it means to be “last.”  Students look at sets of people or objects and then choose the one that is last. This free resource is perfect for young students when learning about sequence words. Follow up on the worksheet activity with hands-on applications in the classroom! Ask students to describe or act out the events of their day. What happens last? Have fun with this printout!

• ### Activity 3 / Identify First and Last in Various Images - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to identify first and last.