Lesson plan

5. Counting to 5 (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/CC/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4a http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/CC/B/4/a
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.MP2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6

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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