In this unit, students will count and answer how many objects are in a line or a rectangular array, sort and count objects to identify how many are in a category, and find objects in the environment and describe the exact location of the objects using positional words (above, below, beside, etc.).
Key Concepts:
 We can count to answer how many objects are arranged in a line or a rectangular array. (Lesson 1)
 Objects can be sorted and counted to identify how many are in a category. (Lesson 4)
 Objects in our environment can be described using positional words (above, below, beside, etc.); (Lesson 7)
Prior Knowledge Needed:
 Rote counting and understanding amount counted (Kindergarten, Unit 1)
 Write numbers and count “How many?” within 10 (Kindergarten, Unit 2)
Units on the Horizon:
 Shapes have names based on attributes ( Kindergarten, Unit 5)
 Describing and comparing measurable attributes of shapes ( Kindergarten, Unit 8)
 Classifying and identifying 2D and 3D shapes ( Kindergarten, Unit 11)
 Modeling and composing shapes ( Kindergarten, Unit 15)
Lessons

Lesson objective: Understand that we can count to answer how many objects are arranged in a line or a rectangular array. Students bring prior knowledge of rote counting from K.C.1. This prior knowledge is extended to arranging objects in a straight line...

Lesson objective: We can count to answer how many objects are arranged in a line. This lesson helps to build grouping within a counting strip in order to count easily and efficiently. This work develops students' understanding of one to one corresponden...

Lesson objective: Apply counting skills to solve problems that ask how many objects are arranged in a line or a rectangular array. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of counting to a mathematical ...

Lesson objective: Understand that objects can be sorted and counted to identify how many are in a category. Students bring prior knowledge of rote counting and understanding amount counted from Kindergarten, Unit 1. This prior knowledge is extended to s...

Lesson objective: Sorting and count to identify how many objects are in a category. This lesson helps to build fluency with sorting and counting objects. Shapes are used here because they are familar and can be a concrete representation of a number. Thi...

Lesson objective: Solve problems demonstrating students' ability to sort and count objects using a ten frame as a tool for efficient counting. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of counting with o...

Lesson objective: Understanding that objects in our environment can be described using positional words. This is a new topic for students to work on learning, understanding, and applying positional word vocabulary to describe an object's location. The c...

Lesson objective: Understand that objects in our environment can be described using positional words (above, below, beside). This is a student's first formal introduction to the new topic naming the location of an object or shape as students use positio...

Lesson objective: Describe objects in our environment using positional words (above, below, beside, etc.) This lesson helps to build fluency with positional words. This work develops students' understanding that positional words are used to describe obj...

Lesson objective: Solve problems by using positional words to describe objects in our environment. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of positional words to a reallife situation. Students are ask...