Lesson objective: Connect written numerals with sets of objects.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of written numerals to a real-life situation. Students are asked to organize a set of marbles by counting the various colors and writing a numeral to represent each count.

Key Concept students will use:

- Any number of objects can be represented with a written numeral.

Skills students will use:

- rote counting to 10 (Grade K, Unit 1)
- naming a set of objects with the last number name said (Grade K, Unit 1)
- indentifying and writing numerals

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 2 (Reason abstractlly and quantitatively) as they count sets of objects and write numerals to represent them.

**Key vocabulary: **

**Special materials needed:**

- counters or cubes to represent the marbles