Lesson objective: Apply understanding of counting to solve problems.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of counting objects within 5 to a real-life situation. Students are asked to help a teacher distribute the correct number of pretzels to each students according to the number they ordered.

Key Concepts students will use:

- Each item in a collection must be counted once and only once.
- The last number name used names the quantity of objects in the set.

Skills students will use:

- counting within 5

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 6 (Attend to precision) as they carefully count out the pretzels, counting each pretzel once and only once.

**Key vocabulary: **

- counting
- eight
- five
- four
- nine
- one
- seven
- six
- ten
- three
- two

**Special materials needed:**

- none