Lesson plan

8. Counting to 10 (FP)

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

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Lesson objective: Count out a given number of objects.  

This lesson helps to build fluency with counting objects within 10. Counters and ten frames are used here because they support the development of counting skills and help students develop a visual image of numbers in their minds. This work develops students' understanding that the last number said when counting a collection tells the quantity of objects 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:

  • counting
  • eight
  • five
  • four
  • nine
  • one
  • seven
  • six
  • ten
  • ten frame
  • three
  • two

Special materials needed:

  • counters
  • game board
  • number cards