Lesson plan

3. Counting and building to answer "How many?" (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4b http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/CC/B/4/b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6

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Lesson objective: Count to answer "How many?" and then build a collection to match.

This lesson helps to build fluency with counting to tell how many. Cubes are used here because they support students as they model a collection they have counted. This work develops students' understanding that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 6 (Attend to precision) as they count a set of objects and then build a set to match.  Students apply various counting strategies to make sure they have counted accurately.

Key vocabulary:

  • cubes
  • ten frame

Special materials needed:

  • cubes