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6. Counting to 10 (FP)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4a
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4b
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6
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Lesson objective: Count to find how many items there are in a collection up to 10 items.

This lesson helps to build fluency with counting. Balloons and other common objects are used here because they provide a familiar context with which to practice counting. This work develops students' understanding that objects must be counted once and only once and the last number said when counting a collection tells the quantity of items in the collection.

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 6 (Attend to precision) as they count objects carefully, ensuring that each object is counted once and only once.

Key vocabulary:

  • count
  • one
  • eight
  • five
  • four
  • nine
  • seven
  • six
  • three
  • ten
  • two


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