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10. Arranging a collection (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards 111.2.2.B
teaches Common Core State Standards 111.2.2.C
teaches Common Core State Standards K.NS.5
teaches Common Core State Standards K.NS.6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6
teaches Common Core State Standards MAFS.K.CC.2.5
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Lesson objective: Solve problems by creating and counting various arrangements of the same number.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of counting to a real-life situation. Students are asked to create different arrangements of tickets that meet certain criteria but always have the same number of tickets.

Key Concept students will use: 

  • Arranging a set of objects in different ways does not change the number of objects counted.

Skills students will use:

  • rote counting to 10 (Grade K, Unit 1)
  • one-to-one correspondance (Grade K, Unit 1)
  • counting sets of objects to answer the question "How many?"

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 6 (Attend to precision) as they consider and carefully create and count multiple arrangements of the 10 tickets.

Key vocabulary: 

  • arrangement
  • fair (as in a State Fair)
  • tickets

Special materials needed:

  • cubes (for modeling and counting)
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